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USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)

Destroyer Warship [ 1945 ]

The USS Joseph P Kennedy DD-850 took part in the naval blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Service Year

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Destroyed, Scrapped.


USS Gearing (DD-710); USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711); USS Gyatt (DD-712); USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713); USS William R. Rush (DD-714); USS William M. Wood (DD-715); USS Wiltsie (DD-716); USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717); USS Hamner (DD-718); USS Epperson (DD-719); USS Frank Knox (DD-742); USS Southerland (DD-743); USS William C. Lawe (DD-763); USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764); USS Keppler (DD-765); USS Rowan (DD-782); USS Gurke (DD-783); USS McKean (DD-784); USS Henderson (DD-785); USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786); USS James E. Kyes (DD-787); USS Hollister (DD-788); USS Eversole (DD-789); USS Shelton (DD-790); USS Chevalier (DD-805); USS Higbee (DD-806); USS Benner (DD-807); USS Dennis J. Buckley (DD-808); USS Corry (DD-817); USS New (DD-818); USS Holder (DD-819); USS Rich (DD-820); USS Johnston (DD-821); USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822); USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823); USS Basilone (DD-824); USS Carpenter (DD-825); USS Agerholm (DD-826); USS Robert A. Owens (DD-827); USS Timmerman (DD-828); USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829); USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830); USS Goodrich (DD-831); USS Hanson (DD-832); USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833); USS Turner (DD-834); USS Charles P. Cecil (DD-835); USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836); USS Sarsfield (DD-837); USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838); USS Power (DD-839); USS Glennon (DD-840); USS Noa (DD-841); USS Fiske (DD-842); USS Warrington (DD-843); USS Perry (DD-844); USS Bausell (DD-845); USS Ozbourn (DD-846); USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847); USS Witek (DD-848); USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849); USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850); USS Rupertus (DD-851); USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852); USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853); USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858); USS Norris (DD-859); USS McCaffery (DD-860); USS Harwood (DD-861); USS Vogelgesang (DD-862); USS Steinaker (DD-863); USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864); USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865); USS Cone (DD-866); USS Stribling (DD-867); USS Brownson (DD-868); USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869); USS Fechteler (DD-870); USS Damato (DD-871); USS Forrest Royal (DD-872); USS Hawkins (DD-873); USS Duncan (DD-874); USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875); USS Rogers (DD-876); USS Perkins (DD-877); USS Vesole (DD-878); USS Leary (DD-879); USS Dyess (DD-880); USS Bordelon (DD-881); USS Furse (DD-882); USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883); USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884); USS John R. Craig (DD-885); USS Orleck (DD-886); USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887); USS Stickell (DD-888); USS O'Hare (DD-889); USS Meredith (DD-890) CANCELLED: USS Castle (DD-720); USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721); USS Lansdale (DD-766); USS Seymour D. Owens (DD-767); USS Hoel (DD-768); USS Abner Read (DD-769); USS Seaman (DD-791); (DD-809); (DD-810); (DD-811); (DD-812); (DD-813); (DD-814); USS Charles H. Roan (DD-815); USS Timmerman; USS Robert A. Owens; (DD-855); (DD-856); (DD-891); (DD-892); (DD-893); (DD-894); (DD-895); (DD-896); (DD-897); (DD-898); (DD-899); (DD-900); (DD-901); (DD-902); (DD-903); (DD-904); (DD-905); (DD-906); (DD-907); (DD-908); (DD-909); (DD-910); (DD-911); (DD-912); (DD-913); (DD-914); (DD-915); (DD-916); (DD-917); (DD-918); (DD-919); (DD-920); (DD-921); (DD-922); (DD-923); (DD-924); (DD-925); (DD-926)

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

390.5 ft
119.02 m
40.9 ft
12.47 m
14.3 ft
4.36 m

Installed Power: 4 x Babcock and Wilcox D-Type super-heated express boilers with 4 x General Electric OR Westinghouse turbines developing 60,000 horsepower to 2 x propeller shafts.
Surface Speed
35.3 kts
(40.6 mph)
5,040 nm
(5,800 mi | 9,334 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 5-inch (127mm)/38 caliber twin gun mount
2 x triple 12.75-inch (324mm) Mk 32 torpedoes
4 x Double-Celled Anti-Submarine Rocket Launcher (ASROC) systems with 8 missiles.

Supported Types

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1 x Drone Anti-Sub Helicopter (DASH)

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