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U.S.S. 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
MAR1945-Keel Date: 26 MAR 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
OCT1945-Launch Date: 10 OCT 1945
AUG1946-Commissioned: 23 AUG 1946
JAN1952-JUN1952Mediterranean
JAN1957-JAN1957Mediterranean
SEP1959-APR1960Mediterranean
MAR1962-OCT1962Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1962-FEB1963Guantanamo Bay
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN1966-FEB1967Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1967-MAY1968West Pac
NOV1967-MAY1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-MAY1968West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1969-MAR1970Mediterranean

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