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U.S.S. JOSEPH P. KENNEDY

(DD-850)

FIGHTIN IRISH
OF THE FLEET

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DD-850 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-850 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-850 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1945 - Keel Date: 2 APR 1945
JUL 1945 - Launch Date: 26 JUL 1945
DEC 1945 - Commissioned: 15 DEC 1945
JUN 1951 - Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1951 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1951 - Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1951 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1956 - OCT 1957 Dry Dock
JUN 1959 - JUL 1959 Great Lakes
MAR 1960 - OCT 1960 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR 1964 - SEP 1964 Mediterranean
MAR 1967 - AUG 1967 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAY 1967 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1967 - Indian Ocean
APR 1968 - SEP 1968 Mediterranean
OCT 1968 - MAR 1969 Boston Navy Yard
MAR 1969 - APR 1969 Dry Dock
JUN 1969 - AUG 1969 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1969 - MAY 1970 Decommisioning
NOV 1969 - MAY 1970 Mediterranean
APR 1971 - OCT 1971 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 Mediterranean

DD-850 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Complement: 14 Officers and 260 Enlisted

Displacement: 2425 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Draft: 14 feet 4 in

Range: 5 800 miles

Final Disposition: Museum ship