|USS Damato (DD-871)|
USS Damato (DD-871) off South America, in 1968
|Namesake:||Anthony P. Damato|
|Laid down:||10 May 1945|
|Launched:||21 November 1945|
|Commissioned:||27 April 1946|
|Decommissioned:||30 September 1980|
|Struck:||1 October 1980|
|Fate:||Transferred to Pakistan|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class & type:||Gearing-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||2,616 tons standard; 3,460 tons full load|
|Length:||390.5 ft (119.0 m)|
|Beam:||40.9 ft (12.5 m)|
|Draught:||14.3 ft (4.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft; General Electric steam turbines; 4 boilers; 60,000 shp|
|Speed:||36.8 knots (68.2 km/h)|
|Range:||4,500 nmi (8,330 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)|
USS Damato (DD-871) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Corporal Anthony P. Damato USMC (1922–1944) who was killed in action during the battle of Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Damato was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Staten Island in New York on 10 May 1945, launched on 21 November 1945 by Mrs. A. P. Damato and commissioned on 27 April 1946.
Damato was decommissioned on 30 September 1980 and transferred to Pakistan as Tippu Sultan, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 October 1980 and scrapped in 1994.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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