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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1945-Keel Date: 2 APR 1945
JUL1945-Launch Date: 26 JUL 1945
DEC1945-Commissioned: 15 DEC 1945
JUN1951- Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1951 - Indian Ocean
JUN1951- Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1951 - Indian Ocean
MAR1956-OCT1957Dry Dock
JUN1959-JUL1959Great Lakes
MAR1960-OCT1960Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR1964-SEP1964Mediterranean
MAR1967-AUG1967Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY1967-Shellback Initiation - 14 MAY 1967 - Indian Ocean
MAY1967-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1967 - Indian Ocean
APR1968-SEP1968Mediterranean
OCT1968-MAR1969Boston Navy Yard
MAR1969-APR1969Dry Dock
JUN1969-AUG1969Guantanamo Bay
OCT1969-MAY1970Decommisioning
NOV1969-MAY1970Mediterranean
APR1971-OCT1971North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1972-DEC1972Mediterranean

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