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DD-616 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1942-Keel Date: 15 JUN 1942
at Fore River Shipyard
OCT1942-Launch Date: 1 OCT 1942
JAN1943-Commissioned: 15 JAN 1943
MAR1946-Decommissioned: 26 MAR 1946

DD-616 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: Henry C. Nields

Complement: 259 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 37 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold 8 May 1972 and broken up for scrap.