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U.S.S. BAUSELL

(DD-845)

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USS BAUSSELL (DD-845) - a Gearing-class destroyer

In Commission 1946 to 1978

DD-845 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1945-Keel Date: 28 MAY 1945
NOV1945-Launch Date: 19 NOV 1945
FEB1946-Commissioned: 7 FEB 1946
FEB1958-Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 1958 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1962-JUN1963West Pac
FEB1963- Shellback Initiation - 27 FEB 1963 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1963-Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1964-FEB1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1966-JAN1967Regular Overhaul
MAY1967-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1968-MAR1969West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1970-NOV1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1970-OCT1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1974- Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
APR1975-APR1975Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)
MAY1975-MAY1975S.S. Mayaguez Incident (Gulf of Thailand)
OCT1976-Shellback Initiation - 26 OCT 1976 - Indian Ocean
NOV1977- Shellback Initiation - 26 NOV 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1978-Decommissioned: 30 MAY 1978

DD-845 General Specifications

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2425 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 41 feet 1 inches

Draft: 18 feet 6 in

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 18 July 1982



USS BAUSSELL (DD-845)



Bausell (DD-845) was launched 19 November 1945 by Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath Maine; sponsored by Mrs. Lawrence K. Bausell mother of Corporal Bausell; commissioned 7 February 1946 Commander J. V. Bewick in command and reported to the Pacific Fleet.


Between 1946 and 1960 Bausell operated out of San Diego on fleet exercises and training and completed two tours of the Far East. Between the outbreak of hostilities in Korea and the armistice Bausell completed three tours with the 7th Fleet in the Far East (19 March-16 September 1951 10 June 2 December 1952 and 30 September 1953-21 March 1954) participating in blockading bombardment and patrolling of Korea and contiguous areas in support of the United Nations forces.


Since 1954 Bausell has made two more tours of the Far East. During the first she operated with the 7th Fleet as a part of a fast carrier task force in support of the evacuation of the Tachen Islands (February 1955). Between Far Eastern tours she has conducted extensive type training exercises out of San Diego.


Bausell received three battle stars for her Korean service.

[Note: The above USS BAUSSELL (DD-845) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BAUSSELL (DD-845) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]