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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
MAY1945-Keel Date: 2 MAY 1945
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Quincy MA
JAN1946-Launch Date: 4 JAN 1946
JUN1946-Commissioned: 28 JUN 1946
MAY1953-DEC1953West Pac
AUG1954-FEB1955West Pac
SEP1955-MAR1956West Pac
JAN1957-MAY1958Somalia
MAY1960-MAY1962West Pac - Home Port Yokuska, Japan with DesDiv 32
MAR1964-JUN1966West Pac - Viet Nam woth homeport Yokosuka Japan
SEP1967-MAR1968West Pac - Viet Nam
APR1969-APR1969Shellback Initiation. Singapore
JUL1969-MAR1973West Pac - Vietnam / Home Port - Yokosuka - Japan
OCT1972-Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1972 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1972-MAY1973West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1972-Shellback Initiation - 3 NOV 1972 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1973-AUG1974Middle Pacific
AUG1975-MAR1976West 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