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USS Damato (DD-871)
USS Damato (DD-871) off South America 1968
USS Damato (DD-871) off South America, in 1968
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Name: USS Damato
Namesake: Anthony P. Damato
Laid down: 10 May 1945
Launched: 21 November 1945
Commissioned: 27 April 1946
Decommissioned: 30 September 1980
Struck: 1 October 1980
Fate: Transferred to Pakistan
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Name: Tippu Sultan
Namesake: Tipu Sultan
Fate: Scrapped, 1994
General characteristics (as built)
Class & type: Gearing-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,616 tons standard; 3,460 tons full load
Length: 390.5 ft (119.0 m)
Beam: 40.9 ft (12.5 m)
Draught: 14.3 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft; General Electric steam turbines; 4 boilers; 60,000 shp
Speed: 36.8 knots (68.2 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,330 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Armament:

USS Damato (DD-871) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Corporal Anthony P. Damato USMC (1922–1944) who was killed in action during the battle of Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Damato was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Staten Island in New York on 10 May 1945, launched on 21 November 1945 by Mrs. A. P. Damato and commissioned on 27 April 1946.

Damato alternated operations along the east coast and in the Caribbean with the 2nd Fleet with deployments to the Mediterranean with the 6th Fleet.

Damato was decommissioned on 30 September 1980 and transferred to Pakistan as Tippu Sultan, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 October 1980 and scrapped in 1994.

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