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U.S.S. 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
JAN1942-Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1942 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1945-Keel Date: 5 JAN 1945
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUN1945-Launch Date: 16 JUN 1945
JUN1945-Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1945-Commissioned: 31 OCT 1945
JAN1951-JAN1954Korean war
DEC1952-Decommissioned: 13 DEC 1952
JUN1954-Shellback Initiation - 24 JUN 1954 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1960-MAR1961Mediterranean
FEB1962-AUG1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1963-AUG1966Mediterranean
JUN1964-AUG1964USNA Midshipmen Cruise
JAN1966-AUG1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1966- Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1968-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB1969-MAR1970Mediterranean
JAN1971-JUN1971North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN1971-JUN1971South Atlantic Indian Ocean Persian Gulf
JAN1971- Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1971-Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1971 - Atlantic Ocean

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