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DD-599 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1941-Keel Date: 20 MAY 1941
at Fore River Shipyard
JAN1942-Launch Date: 31 JAN 1942
MAY1942-Commissioned: 29 MAY 1942

DD-599 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: John Kennedy Barton

Complement: 276 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 347 feet 9 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 36 kts

Final Disposition: Sunk by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze off Guadalcanal 13