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U.S.S. SHELTON

(DD-790)

THE GALLOPING GHOST OF THE CHINA COAST

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DD-790 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-790 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-790 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1945 - Keel Date: 31 MAY 1945
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
MAR 1946 - Launch Date: 8 MAR 1946
JUN 1946 - Commissioned: 21 JUN 1946
JUN 1949 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1949 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1949 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1949 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1950 - FEB 1951 West Pac - Korea
JUN 1953 - OCT 1953 Far East - May 1953
DEC 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 21 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1957 - JUN 1958 West Pac
JAN 1960 - JAN 1962 FRAM 1 Conversion Long Beach Naval Shipyard
JAN 1961 - JUN 1964 West Pac
JAN 1961 - NOV 1963 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1961 - JUN 1964 Shell Back Initation May 1964
OCT 1962 - OCT 1964 West Pac
APR 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 8 APR 1964 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1965 - JUN 1965 Overhaul-Dry Dock Bremerton WA
AUG 1965 - FEB 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 - AUG 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 - JUN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 - JUN 1967 West Pac
JAN 1967 - JUL 1967 West Pac
SEP 1968 - MAY 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1970 - SEP 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1971 - OCT 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1971 - OCT 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 WEST PAC
JAN 1973 - MAR 1973 Decommisioning

DD-790 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: James A. Shelton

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:Sold to Taiwan 18 April 1973