USS GILLESPIE DD-609

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CLASS - BENSON As Built.


Displacement 2395 Tons (Full); Dimensions, 348' - 4"(oa) x 36' - 1" x 13' - 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA; 6 x 0.5" MG; 10 x 21" Torpedos (2x5 Tubes).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots; Range 6500 NM @ 12 Knots; Crew 208.


Operational and Building Data


Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, June 16, 1941.
Launched May 8 1942 and commissioned September 18, 1942.
Decommissioned April 17, 1946.
Stricken July 1, 1971.


Fate:  Sunk as target off Puerto Rico, July 16, 1973.