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U.S.S. POWER

(DD-839)

FLEETS FINEST

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DD-839 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1945 - Keel Date: 26 FEB 1945
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN 1945 - Launch Date: 30 JUN 1945
SEP 1945 - Commissioned: 13 SEP 1945
NOV 1948 - MAR 1949 Northern Europe/Eastern Med
JAN 1951 - JUN 1951 Mediterranean
MAR 1956 - JUL 1956 Mediterranean
SEP 1958 - MAR 1959 Mediterranean
DEC 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 4 DEC 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1963 - SEP 1963 Mediterranean
DEC 1964 - MAR 1965 Argentia Newfoundland SHAD and Project 112 testing
MAY 1965 - AUG 1965 Naval Shipyards Charleston SC
AUG 1965 - OCT 1965 Gitmo post-yard training and shake-down
MAY 1966 - NOV 1966 Mediteranian Sea and Red Sea & Persian Gulf
AUG 1967 - DEC 1967 Mediterranean
JUN 1968 - JUN 1969 night patrols from SSpower via Dingy and then on land for down
AUG 1968 - AUG 1968 Panama Canal
AUG 1968 - JUL 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 22 FEB 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1970 - DEC 1970 Middle East
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 Middle East Red Sea Persian Gulf Bahrain
OCT 1972 - JUN 1973 Mediterranean
OCT 1973 - OCT 1973 Homeport changed to New York NY transferred to Fleet Reserve
MAR 1975 - APR 1975 Caribbean - 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