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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
JAN1945-Keel Date: 30 JAN 1945
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN1945-Launch Date: 14 JUN 1945
AUG1945-Commissioned: 21 AUG 1945
SEP1947-Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1947 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1956-Shellback Initiation - 22 APR 1956 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1956-APR1957West Pac
JAN1958- Shellback Initiation - 13 JAN 1958 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1960-DEC1960West Pac
MAY1962-DEC1962West Pac
MAY1964-JUN1966West Pac
OCT1964-DEC1964West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1965-AUG1966West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1965-MAY1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1967-NOV1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1967-OCT1968West Pac
JAN1968-APR1969West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1968-MAR1969West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1969-MAY1969Response to EC-121 downing by N. Korea
OCT1969-OCT1969Alaska
MAR1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1970-APR1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1970-AUG1970West 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