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U.S.S. ERNEST G. SMALL

(DD-838)

WETSU

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DD-838 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-838 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-838 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1945 - Keel Date: 30 JAN 1945
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN 1945 - Launch Date: 14 JUN 1945
AUG 1945 - Commissioned: 21 AUG 1945
SEP 1947 - Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1947 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 22 APR 1956 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1956 - APR 1957 West Pac
JAN 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 13 JAN 1958 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1960 - DEC 1960 West Pac
MAY 1962 - DEC 1962 West Pac
MAY 1964 - JUN 1966 West Pac
OCT 1964 - DEC 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1965 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1965 - MAY 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1967 - NOV 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1967 - OCT 1968 West Pac
JAN 1968 - APR 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1968 - MAR 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1969 - MAY 1969 Response to EC-121 downing by N. Korea
OCT 1969 - OCT 1969 Alaska
MAR 1970 - AUG 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1970 - AUG 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1970 - APR 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1970 - AUG 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-838 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Ernest G. Small

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 13 April 1971