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U.S.S. POWER

(DD-839)

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DD-839 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1945-Keel Date: 26 FEB 1945
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN1945-Launch Date: 30 JUN 1945
SEP1945-Commissioned: 13 SEP 1945
NOV1948-MAR1949Northern Europe/Eastern Med
JAN1951-JUN1951Mediterranean
MAR1956-JUL1956Mediterranean
SEP1958-MAR1959Mediterranean
DEC1962-Shellback Initiation - 4 DEC 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1963-SEP1963Mediterranean
DEC1964-MAR1965Argentia Newfoundland SHAD and Project 112 testing
MAY1965-AUG1965Naval Shipyards Charleston SC
AUG1965-OCT1965Gitmo post-yard training and shake-down
MAY1966-NOV1966Mediteranian Sea and Red Sea & Persian Gulf
AUG1967-DEC1967Mediterranean
JUN1968-JUN1969night patrols from SSpower via Dingy and then on land for down
AUG1968-AUG1968Panama Canal
AUG1968-JUL1969West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1969- Shellback Initiation - 22 FEB 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1969-Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1969- Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1970- Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1970 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1970-DEC1970Middle East
JUL1970-DEC1970Crossing equator
JUL1971-DEC1971Middle East Red Sea Persian Gulf Bahrain
OCT1972-JUN1973Mediterranean
OCT1973-OCT1973Homeport changed to New York NY transferred to Fleet Reserve
MAR1975-APR1975Caribbean - Gitmo post-yard training and shake-down

DD-839 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: John V. Power

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:Sold to Republic of China 1 October 1977