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U.S.S. RINGGOLD

(DD-500)


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DD-500 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1942-Keel Date: 25 JUN 1942
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
NOV1942-Launch Date: 11 NOV 1942
DEC1942-Commissioned: 30 DEC 1942
MAR1946-Decommissioned: 23 MAR 1946

DD-500 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Cadwalader Ringgold

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to West German Navy 14 July 1959