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DD-553 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1941-Keel Date: 21 JUL 1941
at Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation Chickasaw Alabama
NOV1942-Launch Date: 15 NOV 1942
FEB1944-Commissioned: 2 FEB 1944
FEB1945-FEB1945Assault on Iwo Jima
APR1946-Decommissioned: 30 APR 1946

DD-553 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: John D. Henley

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold May 1970 and scrapped