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DD-559 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1942-Keel Date: 16 JUN 1942
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
JUN1943-Launch Date: 4 JUN 1943
DEC1943-Commissioned: 4 DEC 1943

DD-559 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: William Longshaw

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:Mined in the Balabac Strait 13 August 1944