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88 viewsLaunching at Fore River Shipyard on July 26, 1945.
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151 viewsCommissioned December 15 1945.
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June 1969 in Narragansett Bay.78 views
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In Chicago in July 1959 for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. She is tied up by the Merchandise Mart which was and is owned by the Kennedy family.86 views
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USS Richmond K. Turner (CG-20) and behind her with the yellow crane is the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr (DD-850). Early 1972 at Pier 2 in Newport, RI prior to decommissioning.78 views
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71 viewsThe destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD 850), sends a boarding party over to the freighter Marucla during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Oct. 26, 1962. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo
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88 views17 January 1974, USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD850 is towed to Fall River, MA to become the first Destroyer type ship in the world to be preserved as a memorial. Thousands of visitors have toured this Vietnam era Veteran since then that represents the NAVY of that era, the Tin Can Navy, and the sailors that served on them.
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Being moved into Battleship Cove as a memorial 17 January 1974.76 views
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85 viewsEntering Chicago in July 1959.
       
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