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USS ''Chevalier''

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The USS ''Chevalier'' was a ''Gearing''-Class Destroyer of The US Navy, during World War II. Launched late in The War (1944), ''Chevalier'' supported operations at the Battle of Eniwetok (1945). she would not return to The US until 1946 (California). ''Chevalier'' would later actively serve during The Korean War (1950-1953). As a Battle Group Escort Vessel, She participated in almost continuous raids against The North Korean Coastline. After The War, She would remain with The Pacific Fleet (Stationed in Japan). During The War in Vietnam, ''Chevalier'' was an active participant in the Mining of Haiphong Harbor (North Vietnam, 1971). In 1972, She was given to The Republic of South Korean Navy and renamed ''Chung Buk''. She served in a variety of Missions until finally scrapped in 2000.

 

Her WWII configuration was a displacement of 3,500-tons. ''Chevalier'' was 390-feet in length with a Beam of 41-feet. Her original propulsion was (2) Twin Turbines capable of 40-mph. She Crewed 336 Officers and Men. She supported (6) 5-inch Guns, (12) 40mm AA Guns, (11) 20mm Cannon and (10) 21-inch Torpedoes. ''Chevalier'' could also deploy (18) Depth Charges (AS Warfare).