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U.S.S. EATON

(DD-510)

FIGHING FIVE AND DIME

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DD-510 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1942-Keel Date: 17 MAR 1942
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP1942-Launch Date: 20 SEP 1942
DEC1942-Commissioned: 4 DEC 1942
DEC1942-DEC1945World War II South Pacific War Zone
JAN1946-JAN1946De Commissioned;Reserve Atlantic Fleet Charleston SC
DEC1951-DEC1951Re Commissioning as DDE510 at Boston Massachusetts
JAN1954-JAN1954Northern Europe/Mediterranean Cruise
JUN1957-SEP1957Middle East Cruise
JAN1961-JAN1961cuban bay of pigs
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1963-MAY1964Mediterranean
MAY1965-MAR1967Guantanamo Bay
APR1967-NOV1967West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1967-MAR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1967-AUG1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-MAR1968Towing of us spy ship out of Havana harbor

DD-510 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: William Eaton

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:Sunk as target off Florida 27 March 1970