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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

Add a DD-817 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-817 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1945 - Keel Date: 5 APR 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUL 1945 - Launch Date: 28 JUL 1945
FEB 1946 - Commissioned: 27 FEB 1946
JAN 1952 - JUL 1953 Mediterranean
FEB 1962 - SEP 1962 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1965 - OCT 1965 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1968 - FEB 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1968 - APR 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1968 - FEB 1969 uss corry dd-817deployment /westpac/vietnam cruise
SEP 1968 - FEB 1969 uss corry dd-817deployment
SEP 1968 - FEB 1969 uss corry dd-817/ westpac
MAR 1970 - SEP 1970 Mediterranean
JUN 1972 - AUG 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1972 - JUN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1978 - NOV 1978 Dry Dock
DEC 1978 - DEC 1978 Sea Trials
MAR 1979 - APR 1979 Guantanamo Bay
FEB 1981 - 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]