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U.S.S. MCGOWAN

(DD-678)

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DD-678 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1943-Keel Date: 30 JUN 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Kearny N.J.
NOV1943-Launch Date: 14 NOV 1943
DEC1943-Commissioned: 20 DEC 1943
JAN1951-JAN1954Panama Canal
JAN1953-JAN1954Guantanamo Bay
FEB1953-Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1953 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1954-AUG1954European Cruise
AUG1954-Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1954 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1955-MAR1955Guantanamo Bay
MAY1955-AUG1955North Atlantic
MAY1956-AUG1956Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1957-SEP1957Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1960-Decommissioned: 30 NOV 1960

DD-678 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Samuel McGowan

Complement: 319 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Spain 1 December 1960