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DD-554 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1942-Keel Date: 8 MAR 1942
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
DEC1942-Launch Date: 7 DEC 1942
JUL1943-Commissioned: 30 JUL 1943
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1946

DD-554 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: William Joseph Franks

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:Sold for scrapping 1 August 1973