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DESTROYER SQUADRON 45 SHIPS

Below are links to all DesRon45 ships. Just click on the ships name you want to view.

Destroyer Division 89 and 90


    DISPOSITION DESRON 45 SHIPS
    FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE SHIPS OF DESRON 45/DESDIV 89
    by James R. Qualey


    USS GUEST DD472:
    Loaned to Brazil for service as the PARA, D-27 and commissioned on June 5, 1959. Stricken from U.S. Navy list and sold to Brazil August 1, 1973. After nearly twenty Years of service to the Brazilian Navy, she was decommissioned on August 21, 1978.
    Disposition: Used as a target in December, 1981 to provide practice for Brazilian frigates with their Exocet missiles and other armament, then returned to Rio De Janeiro and eventually sold to be dismantled for scrap.

    USS BENNETT DD473:
    Loaned to Brazil for service as the PARAIBA, D-28 and commissioned in 1959. Stricken from U.S. Navy list and sold to Brazil August 1, 1973.
    Disposition: Presumed similar to USS GUEST.

    USS FULLAM DD474:
    The FULLAM was used as an unmanned target vessel at two underwater detonations, shots Wahoo and Umbrella, of Operation Hardtack I, an atmospheric nuclear test series conducted at Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls in 1958. She was within the base surge and area contaminated water following Wahoo on May 16, 1958, and Umbrella on June 9, On June 11, 1958 the highest reading on the ship was 0.145 r/hour. Towed to Pearl Harbor she remained there in the Inactive Service Craft Facility until June 22, 1959 when she was put under tow to Norfolk, Virginia. Beginning on November 1, 1960, after the installation of a wide variety of experimental shock mounted equipment, she was subjected to the detonation of a series of large underwater charges of conventional explosives. At completion of the November test series she was prepared for one last series of similar tests that were held in April of 1961.
    Disposition: Stricken from the U.S. Navy list on June 1, 1962 and sunk by missiles and gun fire during training exercises off Cape Henry, Virginia on July 1, 1962.

    USS HUDSON DD475:
    Disposition: Stricken from the U.S. Navy list on December 1, 1972 and eventually sold to be dismantled for scrap.

    USS HALFORD DD480:
    Disposition: Stricken from the U.S. Navy list on May 1, 1968 and sold in 1970 to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, San Pedro, California to be dismantled for scrap.

    Copyright 1997 James R. Qualey
    Permission granted to use above by son, Jim Qualey III

Subject: USS BRAINE - DD630
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 11:52:53 -0400
From: "Paul L. Conway"
To: "Bob Ross"

Bob:
If you want to add the BRAINE to the "Final Disposition" list, the following is the information:
Struck from the records on 10 August 1971 and sold to the Republic of Argentina. She was renamed ADMIRANTE DOMECQ GARCIA - D23. She served in the Malvinas Conflict (Falklands). She was decommissioned in October 1982. On 19 November 1986 she was used as target practice and was sunk by an Exocet missle. Her final resting place is 39 degrees 57 minutes South latitude, 57 degrees 57 minutes West longitude.

Paul Conway


THE SHIPS

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USS Anthony DD515 USS Bennett DD473
USS Braine DD630 USS Fullam DD474 USS Guest DD472

USS Halford DD480
USS Hudson DD475
USS Terry DD513 USS Thatcher DD514
USS Wadsworth DD516

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