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U.S.S. BEATTY

(DD-756)

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USS BEATTY (DD-756) - an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

In Commission 1945 to 1972

DD-756 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1944-Keel Date: 4 JUL 1944
at Bethlehem Steel Staten Island
NOV1944-Launch Date: 30 NOV 1944
MAR1945-Commissioned: 31 MAR 1945
SEP1948-JAN1949First tour in the Mediterranean on patrol duty based at Haifa
JAN1952-JAN1956North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUL1956- Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1956 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1958-JUL1958Collision with USS Intrepid CVA 11 July 2 1958
AUG1959-AUG1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1964-JAN1968North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP1964-FEB1965North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1966-SEP1966North Atlantic
SEP1968-JUL1972Caribbean
JUL1972-Decommissioned: 14 JUL 1972

DD-756 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

Named for: Frank Beatty

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:Stricken and scrapped in 1981



USS BEATTY (DD-756)



The second Beatty (DD-756) was launched 30 November 1944 by Bethlehem Steel Co. Staten Island N. Y.; sponsored by Mrs. Charles H. Drayton daughter and Miss Mary Drayton granddaughter of Admiral Beatty; and commissioned 31 March 1945 Commander M. T. Munger in command.


Beatty reported to Commander Operational Training Command Atlantic Fleet 22 June 1945 for duty as a training ship. She operated in Chesapeake Bay and made one cruise to the Caribbean between June and November. On 10 November 1945 she departed Norfolk for the Pacific arriving at San Diego on the 25th. She remained on the west coast until the end of March 1946 when she rejoined the Atlantic Fleet.


Between February and August 1947 Beatty cruised in Northern European waters. She conducted her first tour in the Mediterranean between September 1948 and January 1949. While in the Mediterranean she served on patrol duty based at Haifa Israel during the Arab-Israeli dispute. Retiring to the east coast Beatty operated out of Melville and Newport R. I. along the eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico until March 1951 when she returned to the Mediterranean. This cruise lasted until June.


On 2 October 1951 Beatty departed Newport for Yokosuka Japan via the Panama Canal. Upon arrival 31 October 1951 she joined TF 77 for patrol and blockade duty off the east coast of Korea. During November she participated in shore bombardments of Wonsan Chongjin Songjin and Tanchon. On 15 February she again bombarded targets at Wonsan. On 27 February 1952 she departed Yokosuka. Sailing via Hong Kong Singapore and Colombo Ceylon she transited the Suez Canal for a brief tour of the Mediterranean. She departed Cannes France 12 April and arrived at Newport 21 April 1952.


Since that time Beatty has remained active with the Atlantic Fleet. She has made several tours of the Mediterranean as a unit of the 8th Fleet and has conducted local operations type training and training cruises along the eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean.


Beatty received two battle stars for her Korean service.

[Note: The above USS BEATTY (DD-756) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BEATTY (DD-756) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]