USS Beale (DD-471)

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USS Beale (DD-471)


For other ships of the same name, see USS Beale.

USS Beale (DD-471) Underway in harbor, 27 October 1964.
Career (US)
Name: USS Beale
Namesake: Edward Fitzgerald Beale
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Staten Island
Laid down: 19 December 1941
Launched: 24 August 1942
Commissioned: 23 December 1942
Decommissioned: 30 September 1968
Struck: 1 October 1968
Fate: Sunk as target, 24 June 1969
General characteristics
Class & type: Fletcher-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,050 tons
Length: 376 ft 6 in (114.7 m)
Beam: 39 ft 8 in (12.1 m)
Draft: 17 ft 9 in (5.4 m)
Propulsion: 60,000 shp (45 MW); 2 propellers
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 6500 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 15 kt
Complement: 329
Armament: 5 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns,
10 × 40 mm AA guns,
7 × 20 mm AA guns,
10 × 21 in. torpedo tubes,
6 × depth charge projectors,
2 × depth charge tracks

USS Beale (DD/DDE-471), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822–1893).

Beale was laid down on 19 December 1941 at Staten Island, N.Y., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched on 24 August 1942; sponsored by Miss Nancy Beale, a great-grandniece of LT Beale; and commissioned on 23 December 1942 at the New York Navy Yard, Commander Joe B. Cochran in command.

Read more about USS Beale (DD-471):  1951 – 1962, 1962 – 1968, Awards

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