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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
DEC1944-Keel Date: 27 DEC 1944
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
AUG1945-Launch Date: 4 AUG 1945
FEB1946-Commissioned: 8 FEB 1946
MAR1952-JUL1953RIMPAC
JAN1955-JUL1955West Pac
JAN1956-JUN1956operation fishbowl marshall islands
JAN1956-JUN1956operation teapee marshall islands
NOV1956-DEC1956suez crisis off to northern pacific
JAN1957-JUN1957westpac and australia
JAN1957-Shellback Initiation - 18 JAN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1957-Shellback Initiation - 16 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1957-Shellback Initiation - 7 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1958-Shellback Initiation - 25 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1958-Shellback Initiation - 18 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1958-Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1958-MAY1962West Pac
DEC1958-Shellback Initiation - 25 DEC 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1959-MAY1962Westpac asiatic squadren with desron 3
APR1962-DEC1962FRAM modernization - Puget Sound Shipyard
MAR1965-OCT1965Mar 65 to Oct 65
MAR1965-OCT1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-AUG1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1966-DEC1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1967-APR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1967-APR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1969-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-JAN1973West Pac
JAN1972-JAN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-AUG1972West Pac

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