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DD-588 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1942-Keel Date: 9 MAY 1942
at Charleston Navy Yard
AUG1942-Launch Date: 8 AUG 1942
APR1943-Commissioned: 3 APR 1943
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 25 JUN 1946

DD-588 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Otway Burns

Complement: 329 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:Sunk as a target 20 June 1974