USS Basilone
DD 824 (Gearing Class)

Builder:       Consolidated Shipbuilding, Orange, Texas
Laid Down:     July 7, 1945
Launched:      December 21, 1945
Completed:     July 21, 1949
Commissioned:  July 26, 1949
Fate:          Stricken November 1, 1977

We are seeking information on the USS Basilone and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.

The Gearing Class as Constructed

          Displacement:  2,425 tons (3,300 tons full load)
          Length:        390 feet 6 inches
          Beam:          40 feet 10 inches
          Draught:       14 feet 4 inches (mean)
          Machinery:     four Babcock & Wilcox boilers;
                         2-shaft G.E.C. geared turbines
          Performance:   60,000 shp for 35 knots
          Bunkerage:     740 tons
          Range:         4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
          Guns:          four 5 inch, 38 cal., four 3 inch, 50 cal.

Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997
Subject: missing dd

Hi, I'm a retired BTC who is wondering what ever happened to the USS Basilone DD-824. This was my first ship and if it wasn't decomed out from under me in 1977, I would have retired off it!!

I would be grateful for any info on her.


Subject: DD 824
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999
From: "Dan Davidson"

I was on the USS Basilone from June '75 until May '77, just a few months before she was decommissioned. The only contact on the Basilone page (the retired BTC) cannot be contacted. I have a cruise book, some photo's, memories, and a lot of questions. If I can be of any assistance in providing anything that would benefit the Basilone's page please let me know.


Subject:USS Basilone (DD/DDE824)
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2000
From: George Christenson

You requested photos, and information on ships. Enclosed is a photo most Tin Can Sailors will be able to identify with. Thank you for the job you are doing and the service to those who wish to learn more about our Navy and its' people.

G.L. Christenson

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