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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
JAN 1944 - Keel Date: 14 JAN 1944
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
SEP 1944 - Launch Date: 12 SEP 1944
NOV 1944 - Commissioned: 24 NOV 1944
JUL 1947 - NOV 1947 Mediterranean
MAY 1948 - SEP 1948 good will crulse
SEP 1950 - JUN 1951 Korea
FEB 1957 - JUL 1957 Mediterranean
OCT 1963 - APR 1964 Mediterranean
JAN 1966 - AUG 1966 West Pac - Circumnavigation
JAN 1966 - JAN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1967 - SEP 1967 Mediterranean - USS Liberty Incident
MAY 1968 - SEP 1968 Mediterranean
MAY 1969 - SEP 1969 Mediterranean

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