Hull Number: DD-845
Launch Date: 11/19/1945
Commissioned Date: 02/07/1946
Decommissioned Date: 05/30/1978
Call Sign: NBCA
Voice Call Sign: Navigate, Electron (56-58)
Data for USS Gearing (DD-710) as of 1945
Length Overall: 390’ 6"
Beam: 40’ 10"
Draft: 14’ 4"
Standard Displacement: 2,425 tons
Full Load Displacement: 3,479 tons
Fuel capacity: 4,647 barrels
Six 5″/38 caliber guns
Two 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 40mm quadruple anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21″ quintuple torpedo tubes
2 General Electric Turbines: 60,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 34.6 knots
Namesake: LEWIS KENNETH BAUSELL
LEWIS KENNETH BAUSELL
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Born in Pulaski, Va., 17 April 1924, Lewis Kenneth Bausell enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941. Corporal Bausell died from wounds received in action 15 December 1944 on Peleliu, Palau Islands, when with his own body he shielded his comrades from the blast of a Japanese hand grenade. Corporal Bausell was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Sunk as target.