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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
JUL 1944 - Keel Date: 4 JUL 1944
at Bethlehem Steel Staten Island
NOV 1944 - Launch Date: 30 NOV 1944
MAR 1945 - Commissioned: 31 MAR 1945
SEP 1948 - JAN 1949 First tour in the Mediterranean on patrol duty based at Haifa
JAN 1952 - JAN 1956 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUL 1958 - JUL 1958 Collision with USS Intrepid CVA 11 July 2 1958
AUG 1959 - AUG 1962 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1964 - JAN 1968 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP 1964 - FEB 1965 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN 1966 - SEP 1966 North Atlantic
SEP 1968 - JUL 1972 Caribbean
JUL 1972 - 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


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]