This site is dedicated to the proud
sailors, families, and anyone having an association with the
USS Perry DD844. Consider this website yours! Accordingly, please
contribute any relative material, comments, and recommendations
to Founder & Webmaster, Seaman Steve Silk
27 Years of dedicated service to our country
153 Ships built in 1942
Laid down by Bath Iron Works,
May 14 1945
Sponsored by Mrs. George Tilton
Launched October 25 1945
Commissioned January 17, 1946
Comdr. Clyde J. Van Arsdall, Jr.,
Decommissioned July 1, 1973
Sold June 24 1974
The destroyer is different from the rest of ships.
It is small, fast and personal.
No other ship offers the experience that a destroyer does in any sea state.
Long after they are gone, their crews remember
257 Seaman and 17 Officers
Length = 390' 6"
Beam = 42' 2.5"
Draft = 18' 6''
Six 5 inch 38 caliber dual purpose Guns
12x 40MMAA 11x 20MMAA 10x 21"TT
4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
Speed = 34 kts.
Range 3,300 nautical miles at
May 14, 1945