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U.S.S. MASSEY

(DD-778)

POWER THROUGH PEACE

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DD-778 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1944-Keel Date: 14 JAN 1944
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
SEP1944-Launch Date: 12 SEP 1944
NOV1944-Commissioned: 24 NOV 1944
JUL1947-NOV1947Mediterranean
MAY1948-SEP1948good will crulse
SEP1950-JUN1951Korea
FEB1957-JUL1957Mediterranean
OCT1963-APR1964Mediterranean
JAN1966-AUG1966West Pac - Circumnavigation
JAN1966-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1966- Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1967-SEP1967Mediterranean - USS Liberty Incident
MAY1968-SEP1968Mediterranean
MAY1969-SEP1969Mediterranean

DD-778 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

Named for: Lance Edward Massey

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 13 November 1974 and broken up for scrap