U.S.S. JOHN R. PIERCE

(DD-753)

THE FIERCE PIERCE

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DD-753 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1944 - Keel Date: 24 MAR 1944
at Bethlehem Steel Staten Island
SEP 1944 - Launch Date: 1 SEP 1944
DEC 1944 - Commissioned: 30 DEC 1944
JAN 1947 - JAN 1949 decommisioned1947--recommisioned1949
OCT 1952 - Shellback Initiation - 25 OCT 1952 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1952 - Shellback Initiation - 25 OCT 1952 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1958 - SEP 1958 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1958 - APR 1959 Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1964 - APR 1965 Mediterranean

DD-753 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

Named for: John Reeves Pierce

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2200 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet

Flank Speed: 34 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold 6 November 1974 and broken up for scrap.