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DD-557 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1942-Keel Date: 6 MAY 1942
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
MAR1943-Launch Date: 25 MAR 1943
OCT1943-Commissioned: 27 OCT 1943

DD-557 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: John V. Johnston

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2700 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