Hull Number: DD-640
Launch Date: 12/20/1941
Commissioned Date: 05/07/1942
Data for USS Gleaves (DD-423) as of 1945
Length Overall: 348’ 4"
Beam: 36’ 1"
Draft: 13’ 6"
Standard Displacement: 1,630 tons
Full Load Displacement: 2,525 tons
Fuel capacity: 2,928 barrels
Four 5″/38 caliber guns
Two 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21″ quintuple torpedo tub
2 Westinghouse Turbines: 50,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 37.4 knots
Namesake: FRANK EDMUND BEATTY
FRANK EDMUND BEATTY
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Born in Jefferson County, Wis., 26 November 1853, Frank Edmund Beatty, graduated from the Academy in 1875. He commanded Wisconsin (BB-9) during the world cruise of the Atlantic Battleship Fleet. He was later Commandant of the Navy Yard and the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D. C. Rear Admiral Beatty also assisted in improving naval artillery practice and in developing an electric range finder. He retired 6 October 1919 and died at Charleston, S. C., 16 March 1926.
Sunk by German aircraft pff Cape Bougaroun, Algeria, 11/06/1943.