USS Bordelon
DD 881
(Gearing Class)

Photo courtesy Frank Doherty

Builder:          Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, TX 
Laid Down:        September 9, 1944
Launched:         March 3, 1945
Completed:        June 5, 1945
Commissioned:     June 5, 1945
Stricken:         February 1, 1977
Fate:             Iran for spares

We are seeking information on the history of the USS Bordelon and her crews. Files may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

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;
               Geared turbines.  2-shafts. 
Performance:   S.H.P.: 60,000 = 35 knots
Bunkerage:     740 tons
Range:         4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Guns:          six 5 inch DP; twelve 40 mm;
               eleven 20 mm
Torpedoes:     ten 21 inch in two mounts

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