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U.S.S. BLANDY

(DD-943)

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USS BLANDY (DD-943) - a Forrest Sherman class destroyer

In Commission 1957 to 1982

DD-943 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1955-Keel Date: 29 DEC 1955
at Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard
DEC1956-Launch Date: 19 DEC 1956
NOV1957-Commissioned: 26 NOV 1957
MAY1958- Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1958- Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1958-Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1959-MAY1959Unknown Soldiers of WWII and Korea brought to Washington DC
JUN1960-OCT1960Mediterranean
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1962-Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1968-NOV1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-NOV1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-NOV1968West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1968-Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1970-MAY1970Recommisioning
NOV1970-DEC1970Guantanamo Bay
JUL1971-DEC1971Mediterranean
AUG1972-Shellback Initiation - 22 AUG 1972 - Indian Ocean
OCT1972-MAR1973Viet-Nam Service
OCT1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1974-NOV1974Mediterranean
DEC1975-OCT1976Major Overhaul - Boston, MA
DEC1978-APR1979Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1979-JAN1981Dry Dock
JAN1979-JAN1981Dry Dock
NOV1981-MAY1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1982-JUL1982North Atlantic
JUL1982-JUL1982North Atlantic
NOV1982-Decommissioned: 5 NOV 1982

DD-943 General Specifications

Class: Forrest Sherman class destroyer

Named for: William H. P. Blandy

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:Sold for scrap 11 December 1992



USS BLANDY (DD-943)



Blandly (DD-943) was launched 19 December 1956 by Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. John M. Lee daughter of Admiral Blandy; and commissioned 26 November 1957 Commander W. F. Cafferata in command.

[Note: The above USS BLANDY (DD-943) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BLANDY (DD-943) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]