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JOSEPH P KENNEDY JR (DD 850)
(ex - CHARLES P. CECIL)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 710 UIC: 52150
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/30/1973 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., SB Div, Quincy Yard, Quincy, MA
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 10/01/1943 Commission Date: 12/15/1945
Keel Date: 04/02/1945 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 07/26/1945 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 28.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 12/14/1945 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 27.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/01/1973
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 391 ft Waterline Length: 383 ft
Extreme Beam: 41 ft Waterline Beam: 41 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 19 ft Draft Limit: 15 ft
Light Displacement: 2375 tons Full Displacement: 3528 tons
Dead Weight: 1153 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:
Accommodations: Officers: 21
Enlisted: 275
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. IS LOCATED AT THE USS MASSACHUSETTS MEMORIAL, BATTLESHIP COVE, FALL RIVER, MA. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 76000231 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 6/29/1989.
Last Updated: 02/16/2011
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