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U.S.S. CHARLES BERRY

(DE-1035)

COURAGE - TENACITY

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USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) - a Cannon-class destroyer escort

In Commission 1960 to 1974

DE-1035 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1962 - JAN 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1962 - MAY 1963 West Pac
SEP 1963 - OCT 1963 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 18 SEP 1964 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 2 MAR 1965 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 17 MAY 1966 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1968 - JUL 1969 West Pac
OCT 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1970 - JAN 1971 golden shellback
JAN 1970 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - DEC 1974 West Pac
JAN 1972 - DEC 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam

DE-1035 General Specifications

Complement: 12 Officers and 159 Enlisted

Displacement: 1314 tons

Length: 312 feet

Beam: 38 feet 10 inches

Draft: 12 feet 1 in

Flank Speed: 20–22 knots



USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035)



Charles Berry (DE-1035) was launched 17 March 1959 by Avondale Marine Ways Inc. Avondale La. under subcontract from American Shipbuilding Co. Lorain Ohio; sponsored by Mrs. C. Berry; and commissioned 25 November 1959 Lieutenant Commander R. C. Robinson in command.


Charles Berry arrived at San Diego her home port 3 February 1960 and after shakedown training and overhaul cleared on 14 June for a tour of duty in the Far East which took her to United Nations trust territories in the charge of the United States as well as on a good-will cruise to Philippine ports. She returned to the west coast late in 1960.

[Note: The above USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]