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USS JOHNSTON

(DD-821)

THE JOLLY J

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DD-821 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1945 Keel Date: 26 MAR 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
OCT 1945 Launch Date: 10 OCT 1945
AUG 1946 Commissioned: 23 AUG 1946
JAN 1952 - JUN 1952 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV 1967 - MAY 1968 West Pac
JAN 1968 - MAY 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-821 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: John V. Johnston

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 Republic of China 27 February 1981