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U.S.S. CUSHING

(DD-797)

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DD-797 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1943 - Keel Date: 3 MAY 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Staten Island
SEP 1943 - Launch Date: 30 SEP 1943
JAN 1944 - Commissioned: 17 JAN 1944
JUL 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1959 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JAN 1959 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1959 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1959 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1960 - Decommissioned: 8 NOV 1960

DD-797 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: William B. Cushing

Complement: 329 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Brazil 20 July 1961