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.
sponsored by Mrs. Charles H. Drayton
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
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
based at Haifa
during the Arab-Israeli dispute. Retiring to the east coast Beatty operated
out of Melville and Newport
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
via the Panama Canal. Upon arrival 31
she joined TF 77 for patrol and blockade duty off the east coast of Korea. During November
she participated in shore bombardments of Wonsan
and Tanchon. On 15 February she
again bombarded targets at Wonsan. On 27 February 1952 she departed Yokosuka. Sailing via Hong Kong
she transited the Suez Canal for a brief tour of the Mediterranean. She
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
as a unit of the 8th Fleet
and has conducted local operations
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]