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U.S.S. NEW

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DD-818 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1945-Keel Date: 14 APR 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
AUG1945-Launch Date: 18 AUG 1945
APR1946-Commissioned: 5 APR 1946
MAR1961-SEP1961SOLANT AMITY II
MAR1961-SEP1961Solant Amity ll
MAY1961-Shellback Initiation - 8 MAY 1961 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1962-JUN1962North Atlantic
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1965-Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1965 - Indian Ocean
JUN1965-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1966-AUG1966Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1966-Shellback Initiation - 21 JUN 1966 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1966-Shellback Initiation - 21 JUN 1966 - Indian Ocean
JUN1967-JAN1968West Pac - Viet Nam
JUN1968-JUL1968Gunship Duty for Intelligence vessel off coast of Havana 6 wks
JUL1968-JUL1968Search for USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
NOV1968- Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1968-Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1968-MAY1969Middle East Cruise
NOV1968-MAY1969Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1969-JUL1969Atlantic abort recovery ship for Apollo 11 moon launch
JAN1971-JUL1971Mediterranean
JAN1972-JAN1974Regular Overhaul
JUL1972-NOV1972Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1972-DEC1972Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1972-DEC1972North Atlantic
MAY1973-NOV1973Mediterranean-North Atlantic
MAR1975-OCT1975Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1975-SEP1975Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1975- Shellback Initiation - 9 MAY 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1975- Shellback Initiation - 9 MAY 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1975- Shellback Initiation - 9 MAY 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC1975-Shellback Initiation - 15 DEC 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1976-JUL1976Decommisioning

DD-818 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: John D. New

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 South Korea 23 February 1977