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DD-608 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1941-Keel Date: 16 JUN 1941
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco CA
APR1942-Launch Date: 11 APR 1942
AUG1942-Commissioned: 25 AUG 1942
FEB1946-Decommissioned: 1 FEB 1946

DD-608 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: Guert Gansevoort

Complement: 276 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 37 Knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as target 23 March 1972