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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
JUL1955-Keel Date: 6 JUL 1955
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB1957-Launch Date: 2 FEB 1957
NOV1957-Commissioned: 8 NOV 1957
MAR1958-APR1958Shake down cruise
MAR1958-APR1958Shake Down Cruise/ First Shellback Initiation Pacific Ocean
MAR1958-Shellback Initiation - 17 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1958-Shellback Initiation - 27 MAR 1958 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1958-DEC1958West Africa
SEP1958-DEC1958West Africa
SEP1958-DEC1958Flag /South Atlantic Force African Cruise
DEC1958-DEC1958Change of Command /CDR R.E. Spreen
APR1959-SEP1959Mediterranean
MAR1962-OCT1962Mediterranean
APR1962-DEC1962Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG1963-DEC1963Mediterranean
JUN1964-AUG1964North Atlantic
JUN1965-AUG1965Guantanamo Bay
OCT1965-APR1966Mediterranean-West Africa
JUN1966-OCT1966Dry Dock
JAN1967-SEP1967West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1967-APR1967APRIL 25, 1967 - DEATH OF GMG2 JAMES W. HAMILTON
APR1967-APR1967GUN MOUNT 52 EXPLOSION - April 20, 1967
SEP1967- Shellback Initiation - 5 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1967-Shellback Initiation - 5 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1968-Shellback Initiation - 27 MAR 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1971-JAN1971Caribbean
JAN1971-JUL1971North Atlantic
JUN1972-DEC1972North Atlantic
JUL1972-DEC1972North Atlantic
OCT1974-MAY1975North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP1975-JAN1976Mediterranean
NOV1976-JUN1977PHALANX - OSM Installed & Successful OPEVAL Conducted
NOV1977-JUL1978Mediterranean
FEB1979-MAY1980Shipyard in East Boston - Major Overhaul
APR1981-OCT1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1981-Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1981 - Indian Ocean
NOV1982-Decommissioned: 5 NOV 1982
APR2003-APR2003APRIL 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]