U.S.S. LEONARD F. MASON

(DD-852)

HAVE 6 GUNS AND WILL TRAVEL

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DD-852 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1945 - Keel Date: 2 MAY 1945
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Quincy MA
JAN 1946 - Launch Date: 4 JAN 1946
JUN 1946 - Commissioned: 28 JUN 1946
MAY 1953 - DEC 1953 West Pac
AUG 1954 - FEB 1955 West Pac
SEP 1955 - MAR 1956 West Pac
JAN 1957 - MAY 1958 Somalia
MAY 1960 - MAY 1962 West Pac - Home Port Yokuska, Japan with DesDiv 32
MAR 1964 - JUN 1966 West Pac - Viet Nam woth homeport Yokosuka Japan
SEP 1967 - MAR 1968 West Pac - Viet Nam
APR 1969 - APR 1969 Shellback Initiation. Singapore
JUL 1969 - MAR 1973 West Pac - Vietnam / Home Port - Yokosuka - Japan
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1972 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1972 - MAY 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 3 NOV 1972 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1973 - AUG 1974 Middle Pacific
AUG 1975 - MAR 1976 West Pac

DD-852 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Leonard F. Mason

Complement: 11 Officers and 325 Enlisted

Displacement: 2425 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 41 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold to Republic of China 10 March 1978