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Hull Number: DD-663

Launch Date: 10/06/1943

Commissioned Date: 01/26/1944

Decommissioned Date: 07/01/1946


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: HEYWOOD LANE EDWARDS

HEYWOOD LANE EDWARDS


Disposition:

Transferred to Japan, as loan, on 03/?/1959 as ARIAKE (DD-183. Returned to USN ?/?/1974 at Yokosuka.