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U.S.S. CLAXTON

(DD-571)

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DD-571 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1941-Keel Date: 25 JUN 1941
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
APR1942-Launch Date: 1 APR 1942
DEC1942-Commissioned: 8 DEC 1942
APR1946-Decommissioned: 18 APR 1946

DD-571 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Thomas Claxton

Complement: 336 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:Transferred to West German Navy 16 December 1959