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U.S.S. 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
SEP1944-Keel Date: 9 SEP 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
MAR1945-Launch Date: 3 MAR 1945
JUN1945-Commissioned: 5 JUN 1945
DEC1945-MAR1946Occupation assignment Kure bay Japan Dec.1945 to Mar.1946.
JAN1952-JUN1952Mediterranean
APR1953-FEB1954Mediterranean
JAN1960-AUG1960Mediterranean
JAN1960-AUG1960Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB1964-APR1964Guantanamo Bay
JUL1964-JUL1964Assigned to guard duty as civil rights legislation enacted
JAN1965-DEC1966Mediterranean
MAR1965-Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1965 - Indian Ocean
MAY1965-JUN1965Dominican Republic Intervention
SEP1966-JAN1967Mediterranean
OCT1967-JUN1968Middle Pacific
OCT1967-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1967-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1968Bordelon fired her first shots at an enemy, on 20 January 1968
APR1968-Shellback Initiation - 5 APR 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1969-JUN1969Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1969-JUN1969North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR1970-Shellback Initiation - 22 MAR 1970 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1970-DEC1970Com Mideast Force - Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf
JAN1971-DEC1973UNITAS
JAN1971-JAN1972Guantanamo Bay
JUN1971-DEC1971UNITAS
AUG1971-Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-DEC1974West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-JAN1972Guantanamo Bay
FEB1972-MAR1972Guantanamo Bay
SEP1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1972- Shellback Initiation - 25 DEC 1972 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1973-DEC1973Caribbean
MAY1974-SEP1974UNITAS
MAY1974-DEC1974UNITAS
JUN1974-SEP1974UNITAS
AUG1974-Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1975-Shellback Initiation - 31 OCT 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1975-APR1976Mediterranean
NOV1975-NOV1975Belnapp collision with Air Craft Carrier Kennedy
FEB1977-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]