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Hull Number: DD-540

Launch Date: 07/11/1943

Commissioned Date: 12/01/1943

Decommissioned Date: 07/01/1971

Call Sign: NWLV

Voice Call Sign: HULA, HOLYSTONE (KOREA), RECRUIT, ICHABOD (44)


Class: FLETCHER

FLETCHER Class

Data for USS Fletcher (DD-445) as of 1945


Length Overall: 376’ 5"

Beam: 39’ 7"

Draft: 13’ 9"

Standard Displacement: 2,050 tons

Full Load Displacement: 2,940 tons

Fuel capacity: 3,250 barrels

Armament:

Five 5″/38 caliber guns
Five 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21″ quintuple torpedo tubes

Complement:

20 Officers
309 Enlisted

Propulsion:

4 Boilers
2 General Electric Turbines: 60,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 35.2 knots

Namesake: NATHAN CROOK TWINING

NATHAN CROOK TWINING


Disposition:

Stricken 7/1/1971. Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 08/16/1971 as KWEI YANG (DD-8). Decommissioned 7/16/1999.