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USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL

(DD-869)

Necede Malis
Yield Not to Misfortune

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The USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD-869), a Gearing class destroyer, was commissioned on 5 JAN 1946. USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL served her country for 27 years, 10 months and 29 days, until decommissioned on 4 DEC 1973.

The USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD-869) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DD-869 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1945 Keel Date: 14 MAR 1945
AUG 1945 Launch Date: 6 AUG 1945
JAN 1946 Commissioned: 5 JAN 1946
JUN 1946 - AUG 1946 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP 1956 - MAR 1957 West Pac
OCT 1965 - APR 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1965 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1971 - JUN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 17 NOV 1971 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1972 Shellback Initiation - 24 FEB 1972 - Pacific Ocean

DD-869 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Arnold J. Isbell

Complement: 11 Officers and 345 Enlisted

Displacement: 2425 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Range: 4 380 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Scrapped 2002