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DD-602 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1941-Keel Date: 25 MAR 1941
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Staten Island NY
FEB1942-Launch Date: 15 FEB 1942
JUN1942-Commissioned: 22 JUN 1942
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 17 JUN 1946
JAN1973-FEB1973Sunk by USS Biddle DLG 34 off the coast of N. Florida

DD-602 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: Richard Worsam and Robert Leamy Meade

Complement: 268 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target February 1973