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USS STICKELL

(DD-888)

TRIPLE EIGHT BALLS

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DD-888 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1942 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1942 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1945 Keel Date: 5 JAN 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUN 1945 Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1945 Launch Date: 16 JUN 1945
OCT 1945 Commissioned: 31 OCT 1945
DEC 1952 Decommissioned: 13 DEC 1952
JUN 1954 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JUN 1954 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1962 - AUG 1962 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN 1964 - AUG 1964 USNA Midshipmen Cruise
JAN 1966 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1969 - MAR 1970 Mediterranean
JAN 1971 - JUN 1971 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 1971 Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1971 - JUN 1971 South Atlantic Indian Ocean Persian Gulf

DD-888 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: John H. Stickell

Displacement: 2425 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Draft: 19 feet