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U.S.S. FRED T. BERRY

(DD-858)


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DD-858 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1944-Keel Date: 16 JUL 1944
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Pedro CA
JAN1945-Launch Date: 28 JAN 1945
MAY1945-Commissioned: 12 MAY 1945
MAR1950-MAR1951Circumnavigation
JUL1950-FEB1952Mediterranean
JAN1957- Shellback Initiation - 26 JAN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1957-Shellback Initiation - 28 JAN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1960-MAY1960Cuban Missle Blockade
SEP1962-APR1963Mediterranean
JAN1965-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-JAN1967West Pac
JAN1966-AUG1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1966 - Indian Ocean
JUL1966- Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1966 - Indian Ocean
APR1967-OCT1967Mediterranean

DD-858 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Fred T. Berry

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3460 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Scuttled as an artificial reef 14 May 1972