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U.S.S. JAMES E. KYES

(DD-787)

THE JUMPING JIMMY

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DD-787 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1944 - Keel Date: 27 DEC 1944
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
AUG 1945 - Launch Date: 4 AUG 1945
FEB 1946 - Commissioned: 8 FEB 1946
JAN 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JAN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 7 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 16 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 18 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 25 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1958 - MAY 1962 West Pac
DEC 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 25 DEC 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1959 - MAY 1962 Westpac asiatic squadren with desron 3
APR 1962 - DEC 1962 FRAM modernization - Puget Sound Shipyard
MAR 1965 - OCT 1965 Mar 65 to Oct 65
MAR 1965 - OCT 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - AUG 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1966 - DEC 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1967 - APR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1967 - APR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1969 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1971 - JAN 1973 West Pac
JAN 1972 - AUG 1972 West Pac
JAN 1972 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-787 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: James E. Kyes

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3460 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Taiwan 18 April 1973