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USS BORDELON

(DD-881)

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USS BORDELON (DD-881) - a Gearing class destroyer

In Commission 1945 to 1977

DD-881 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1944 Keel Date: 9 SEP 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
MAR 1945 Launch Date: 3 MAR 1945
JUN 1945 Commissioned: 5 JUN 1945
JAN 1960 - AUG 1960 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUL 1964 - JUL 1964 Assigned to guard duty as civil rights legislation enacted
MAR 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1965 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1965 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1965 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1967 - JUN 1968 Middle Pacific
APR 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 5 APR 1968 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1970 - DEC 1970 Com Mideast Force - Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf
JUN 1971 - DEC 1971 UNITAS
FEB 1972 - MAR 1972 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1973 - DEC 1973 Caribbean
MAY 1974 - SEP 1974 UNITAS
AUG 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1975 - NOV 1975 Belnapp collision with Air Craft Carrier Kennedy
NOV 1975 - APR 1976 Mediterranean
FEB 1977 Decommissioned: 1 FEB 1977

DD-881 General Specifications

Named for: William J. Bordelon

Displacement: 2616 tons

Length: 390.5 feet

Beam: 40.9 feet

Draft: 14.3 feet

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Final Disposition: Transferred to Iran 1 July 1977



USS BORDELON (DD-881)



Bordelon (DD-881) was launched 3 March 1945 by Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd. Orange Tex.; sponsored by Mrs. W. J. Bordelon mother of Staff Sergeant Bordelon and commissioned 5 June 1945 Commander M. J. Lyosey in command.


Until November 1945 Bordelon underwent shakedown and training along the east coast and in the Caribbean. She departed Norfolk 7 November and reported to Commander Destroyers Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor 28 November. She immediately proceeded to Kure Japan arriving in December. She operated in the area as a part of the occupation force until March 1946. She was then assigned to TF 77 based in the Marianas. During this tour she made several extended cruises to Hong Kong; Manila Philippine Islands; Shanghai and Tsingtao China Sasebo Japan; and Okinawa. She returned to the United States in December 1946.


Bordelon returned to the east coast ln January 1947 and was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 14. She was ordered to Plymouth England in September 1947 and became a unit of the Northern European Task Force. She returned to the United States in February 1948.


Since then Bordelon has carried out the normal operating schedule of Atlantic Fleet ships. She has served tour tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean; conducted five midshipmen training cruises in European waters and made several voyages to the Caribbean. In addition she has participated in local operations and type training along the eastern seaboard.

[Note: The above USS BORDELON (DD-881) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BORDELON (DD-881) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]