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DD-533 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1942-Keel Date: 4 JUN 1942
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco CA
DEC1942-Launch Date: 19 DEC 1942
JUL1943-Commissioned: 19 JUL 1943
OCT1944-OCT1944Sunk in surface action in Battle Off Samar Leyte Gulf

DD-533 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: William R. Hoel

Complement: 273 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 25 October 1944 Battle off Samar