Coontz class


Farragut class
Guided-Missile Destroyer

Coontz class Guided-Missile Destroyer


Originally Farragut class all gun ships were modified to be the first missile-armed fleet escorts designed and built as such

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5600full load (tn)
156.30length (m)
15beam (m)
5.30draught (m)
32max speed (knots)
85000power (shp)
4Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines
1Missile Launcher Mk 10 Terrier
1Naval Gun Mark 12 5/38 inch (127 mm)
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar

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Shipyards Login to Edit    

Bath Iron Works - 2
Bethlehem San Francisco - 1
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - 2
Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - 2

Ships on Database Login to Edit    

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US NavyDDG-45USS Dewey19591990
US NavyDDG-37USS Farragut19601989
US NavyDDG-40USS Coontz19601989
US NavyDDG-41USS King19601991
US NavyDDG-42USS Mahan19601993
US NavyDDG-46USS Preble19601991
US NavyDDG-38USS Luce19611991
US NavyDDG-39USS Macdonough19611992
US NavyDDG-43USS Dahlgren19611992
US NavyDDG-44USS William V. Pratt19611991

10 units

Events of this class Login to Edit    

1955-nov-18Ordered DDG-41 USS King     as DL-10
1955-nov-18Ordered DDG-42 USS Mahan     as DL-11
1956Ordered DDG-45 USS Dewey     as DL-14
1956Ordered DDG-46 USS Preble     as DL-15
1956-jul-23Ordered DDG-43 USS Dahlgren     as DL-12
1956-jul-23Ordered DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt     as DL-13
1956-nov-14 DDG-41 USS King     reclassified as DLG-10
1957-mar-1Laid down DDG-40 USS Coontz    
1957-mar-1Laid down DDG-41 USS King    
1957-jul-31Laid down DDG-42 USS Mahan    
1957-aug-10Laid down DDG-45 USS Dewey    
1957-dec-16Laid down DDG-46 USS Preble    
1958-mar-1Laid down DDG-43 USS Dahlgren    
1958-mar-1Laid down DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt    
1958-nov-30Launched DDG-45 USS Dewey    
1958-dec-6Launched DDG-40 USS Coontz    
1958-dec-6Launched DDG-41 USS King    
1959-may-23Launched DDG-46 USS Preble    
1959-oct-7Launched DDG-42 USS Mahan    
1959-dec-7Commissioned DDG-45 USS Dewey     as DLG-14
1960-mar-6Launched DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt    
1960-mar-16Launched DDG-43 USS Dahlgren    
1960-may-9Commissioned DDG-46 USS Preble     as DLG-15
1960-jul-15Commissioned DDG-40 USS Coontz     as DLG-9
1960-nov-17Commissioned DDG-41 USS King     as DLG-10
1960-dec-10Commissioned DDG-37 USS Farragut     as DLG-6
1960-dec-25Commissioned DDG-42 USS Mahan     as DLG-11
1961-apr-8Commissioned DDG-43 USS Dahlgren     as DLG-12
1961-may-20Commissioned DDG-38 USS Luce     as DLG-7
1961-nov-4Commissioned DDG-39 USS Macdonough     as DLG-8
1961-nov-4Commissioned DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt     as DLG-13
1967-mayDeployment DDG-42 USS Mahan     with combat SAR Sea King 148985 off the coast of Vietnam
1975-jun-30 DDG-37 USS Farragut     reclassified as DDG-37
1975-jun-30 DDG-38 USS Luce     reclassified as DDG-38
1975-jun-30 DDG-39 USS Macdonough     reclassified as DDG-39
1975-jun-30 DDG-40 USS Coontz     reclassified as DDG-40
1975-jun-30 DDG-41 USS King     reclassified as DDG-41
1975-jun-30 DDG-42 USS Mahan     reclassified as DDG-42
1975-jun-30 DDG-43 USS Dahlgren     reclassified as DDG-43
1975-jun-30 DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt     reclassified as DDG-44
1975-jun-30 DDG-45 USS Dewey     reclassified as DDG-45
1975-jun-30 DDG-46 USS Preble     reclassified as DDG-46
1982Refit DDG-42 USS Mahan     New Threat Upgrade (NTU)
1989-oct-2Decommissioned DDG-40 USS Coontz    
1989-oct-31Decommissioned DDG-37 USS Farragut    
1990-aug-31Decommissioned DDG-45 USS Dewey    
1991-mar-28Decommissioned DDG-41 USS King    
1991-apr-1Decommissioned DDG-38 USS Luce    
1991-sep-30Decommissioned DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt    
1991-nov-15Decommissioned DDG-46 USS Preble    
1992-jul-31Decommissioned DDG-43 USS Dahlgren    
1992-oct-23Decommissioned DDG-39 USS Macdonough    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-37 USS Farragut    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-38 USS Luce    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-41 USS King    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-43 USS Dahlgren    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-45 USS Dewey    
1992-nov-20Struck DDG-46 USS Preble    
1992-nov-30Struck DDG-39 USS Macdonough    
1993-jun-15Decommissioned DDG-42 USS Mahan    
1993-jun-15Struck DDG-42 USS Mahan    
1994Fate: scrapped DDG-45 USS Dewey    
1995Fate: scrapped DDG-41 USS King     J L Metals, Wilmington N.C.
1999-febFate: scrapped DDG-40 USS Coontz     Philadelphia
2004Fate: scrapped DDG-39 USS Macdonough     Philadelphia
2005-jun-17Fate: scrapped DDG-38 USS Luce     Philadelphia, PA
2006-sep-26Fate: scrapped DDG-37 USS Farragut     Brownsville, Texas

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