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U.S.S. BIGELOW

(DD-942)

CONCORDITER PUGNAMUS

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USS BIGELOW (DD-942) - a Forrest Sherman class destroyer

In Commission 1957 to 1982

DD-942 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1955 - Keel Date: 6 JUL 1955
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB 1957 - Launch Date: 2 FEB 1957
NOV 1957 - Commissioned: 8 NOV 1957
MAR 1958 - APR 1958 Shake down cruise
MAR 1958 - APR 1958 Shake Down Cruise/ First Shellback Initiation Pacific Ocean
MAR 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 17 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 27 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1958 - DEC 1958 Flag /South Atlantic Force African Cruise
DEC 1958 - DEC 1958 Change of Command /CDR R.E. Spreen
APR 1959 - SEP 1959 Mediterranean
MAR 1962 - OCT 1962 Mediterranean
APR 1962 - DEC 1962 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG 1963 - DEC 1963 Mediterranean
JUN 1964 - AUG 1964 North Atlantic
JUN 1965 - AUG 1965 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1965 - APR 1966 Mediterranean-West Africa
JUN 1966 - OCT 1966 Dry Dock
JAN 1967 - SEP 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1967 - APR 1967 APRIL 25, 1967 - DEATH OF GMG2 JAMES W. HAMILTON
APR 1967 - APR 1967 GUN MOUNT 52 EXPLOSION - April 20, 1967
SEP 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 5 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 5 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 27 MAR 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1971 - JUL 1971 North Atlantic
JAN 1971 - JAN 1971 Caribbean
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 North Atlantic
JUL 1972 - DEC 1972 North Atlantic
OCT 1974 - MAY 1975 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP 1975 - JAN 1976 Mediterranean
NOV 1976 - JUN 1977 PHALANX - OSM Installed & Successful OPEVAL Conducted
NOV 1977 - JUL 1978 Mediterranean
FEB 1979 - MAY 1980 Shipyard in East Boston - Major Overhaul
APR 1981 - OCT 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1981 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1982 - Decommissioned: 5 NOV 1982
APR 2003 - APR 2003 APRIL 2, 2003 BIGELOW SINKEX OFF VIRGINIA CAPES

DD-942 General Specifications

Class: Forrest Sherman class destroyer

Named for: Elmer Charles Bigelow

Complement: 15 Officers and 218 Enlisted

Displacement: 2800 tons

Length: 407 feet

Beam: 45 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as target 2 April 2003



USS BIGELOW (DD-942)



Bigelow (DD-942) was launched 2 February 1957 by Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath Maine; sponsored by Mrs. Verna B. Perry mother of Elmer C. Bigelow; and commissioned 1 November 1967 Commander A. H. McCain in command.

[Note: The above USS BIGELOW (DD-942) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BIGELOW (DD-942) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]