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U.S.S. CORRY

(DD-817)

PAIX ET PATRIE

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USS CORRY (DD-817) - a Gearing-class destroyer

In Commission 1946 to 1981

DD-817 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1945-Keel Date: 5 APR 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUL1945-Launch Date: 28 JUL 1945
FEB1946-Commissioned: 27 FEB 1946
JAN1952-JUL1953Mediterranean
APR1952-OCT1952Mediterranean
APR1952-OCT1952Mediterranean
APR1952-OCT1952Mediterranean
FEB1962-SEP1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1964-Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1965-OCT1965Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1968-FEB1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1968-NOV1968West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1968-FEB1969uss corry dd-817deployment
SEP1968-FEB1969uss corry dd-817/ westpac
SEP1968-APR1969West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1968-FEB1969uss corry dd-817deployment /westpac/vietnam cruise
MAR1970-SEP1970Mediterranean
JUN1972-AUG1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1972-OCT1972Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1972-SEP1972X Artic Circle: 17 September @ 02 18 00 longitude, light snow
SEP1972-OCT1972NATO EXERCISE
SEP1972-OCT1972North Atlantic
DEC1972-JUN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1978-NOV1978Dry Dock
DEC1978-DEC1978Sea Trials
MAR1979-APR1979Guantanamo Bay
FEB1981-Decommissioned: 27 FEB 1981

DD-817 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: William M. Corry

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 Greece 8 July 1981



USS CORRY (DD-817)



The third Corry (DD-817) was launched 28 July 1945 by Consolidated Steel Corp. of Texas Orange Tex.sponsored by Miss Corry commissioned 27 February 1946 Commander M. S. Shellabarger in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet.


Corry sailed from Galveston Tex. 28 March 1946 for shakedown training in the Caribbean and arrived at Norfolk 10 July. Following a tour of duty in European and Mediterranean waters from 23 July 1946 to 19 March 1947 Corry conducted Reserve training cruises from the Potomac River Naval Command then reported to Pensacola to serve as plane guard for carriers operating off Florida from 22 September 1947 to 28 April 1950.


Corry joined Destroyer Squadron 8 at Norfolk 22 May 1950 for antisubmarine exercises which included a cruise to Quebec in July. From 2 September to 12 November she served with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean and joined a midshipman cruise to northern Europe visiting Gotesburg and Cherbourg France from 1 June to 27 July 1951. Her next tour of duty with the 6th Fleet was from 22 April to 23 October 1952. Corry sailed out of Norfolk for local operations until 1 April 1953 when she was decommissioned for conversion to a radar picket destroyer. She was reclassified DDR-817 9 April 1953.


Recommissioned 9 January 1954 Corry carried NROTC midshipmen on a cruise to New Orleans and through the Panama Canal for operations at Balboa in the summer of 1954. From September 1954 through 1960 Corry alternated four tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean with operations out of Norfolk along the east coast and exercises in the Caribbean.

[Note: The above USS CORRY (DD-817) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS CORRY (DD-817) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]