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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
DEC 1955 - Keel Date: 29 DEC 1955
at Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard
DEC 1956 - Launch Date: 19 DEC 1956
NOV 1957 - Commissioned: 26 NOV 1957
MAY 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1959 - MAY 1959 Unknown Soldiers of WWII and Korea brought to Washington DC
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1970 - MAY 1970 Recommisioning
NOV 1970 - DEC 1970 Guantanamo Bay
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 Mediterranean
AUG 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 22 AUG 1972 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1972 - MAR 1973 Viet-Nam Service
NOV 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1974 - NOV 1974 Mediterranean
DEC 1975 - OCT 1976 Major Overhaul - Boston, MA
DEC 1978 - APR 1979 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1982 - 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]