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LAFFEY (DD 724)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 692 UIC: 04324
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/15/1978 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bath Iron Works Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 08/07/1942 Commission Date: 02/08/1944
Keel Date: 06/28/1943 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/21/1943 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 34.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 02/08/1944 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 34.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/29/1975
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 376 ft Waterline Length: 369 ft
Extreme Beam: 41 ft Waterline Beam: 41 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 18 ft Draft Limit: 14 ft
Light Displacement: 2350 tons Full Displacement: 3320 tons
Dead Weight: 970 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:
Accommodations: Officers: 23
Enlisted: 330
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: LAFFEY IS LOCATED AT THE PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM, 40 PATRIOTS POINT ROAD, MOUNT PLEASANT, SC. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 83002189 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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