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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1945-Keel Date: 31 MAY 1945
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
MAR1946-Launch Date: 8 MAR 1946
JUN1946-Commissioned: 21 JUN 1946
JUN1949-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1949 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1949-Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1949 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1950-FEB1951West Pac - Korea
JUN1953-OCT1953Far East - May 1953
DEC1957-Shellback Initiation - 21 DEC 1957 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1957-JUN1958West Pac
JAN1960-JAN1962FRAM 1 Conversion Long Beach Naval Shipyard
JAN1961-JUN1964West Pac
JAN1961-NOV1963West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1961-JUN1964Shell Back Initation May 1964
OCT1962-OCT1964West Pac
APR1964- Shellback Initiation - 8 APR 1964 - Indian Ocean
JAN1965-JUN1965Overhaul-Dry Dock Bremerton WA
AUG1965-FEB1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1967-AUG1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1967-JUN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1967-JUN1967West Pac
JAN1967-JUL1967West Pac
SEP1968-MAY1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-SEP1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1971-OCT1971West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1971-OCT1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972-JAN1973West Pac
JUN1972-DEC1972WEST PAC
JAN1973-MAR1973Decommisioning

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