US Coontz class

US Farragut class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Coontz class

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


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


US Bath Iron Works - 2
US Bethlehem San Francisco - 1
US Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - League Island2
US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island2

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19591990USUS NavyDDG-45USS Dewey
19601989USUS NavyDDG-37USS Farragut
19601989USUS NavyDDG-40USS Coontz
19601991USUS NavyDDG-41USS King
19601993USUS NavyDDG-42USS Mahan
19601991USUS NavyDDG-46USS Preble
19611991USUS NavyDDG-38USS Luce
19611992USUS NavyDDG-39USS Macdonough
19611992USUS NavyDDG-43USS Dahlgren
19611991USUS NavyDDG-44USS William V. Pratt

10 units


1955-nov-18OrderedOrdered US DDG-41 USS King as DL-10
1955-nov-18OrderedOrdered US DDG-42 USS Mahan as DL-11
1956OrderedOrdered US DDG-45 USS Dewey as DL-14
1956OrderedOrdered US DDG-46 USS Preble as DL-15
1956-jul-23OrderedOrdered US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren as DL-12
1956-jul-23OrderedOrdered US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt as DL-13
1956-nov-14 US DDG-41 USS King reclassified as DLG-10
1957-mar-01Laid downLaid down US DDG-40 USS Coontz
1957-mar-01Laid downLaid down US DDG-41 USS King
1957-jul-31Laid downLaid down US DDG-42 USS Mahan
1957-aug-10Laid downLaid down US DDG-45 USS Dewey
1957-dec-16Laid downLaid down US DDG-46 USS Preble
1958-mar-01Laid downLaid down US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren
1958-mar-01Laid downLaid down US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt
1958-nov-30LaunchedLaunched US DDG-45 USS Dewey
1958-dec-06LaunchedLaunched US DDG-40 USS Coontz
1958-dec-06LaunchedLaunched US DDG-41 USS King
1959-may-23LaunchedLaunched US DDG-46 USS Preble
1959-oct-07LaunchedLaunched US DDG-42 USS Mahan
1959-dec-07CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-45 USS Dewey as DLG-14
1960-mar-06LaunchedLaunched US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt
1960-mar-16LaunchedLaunched US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren
1960-may-09CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-46 USS Preble as DLG-15
1960-jul-15CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-40 USS Coontz as DLG-9
1960-nov-17CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-41 USS King as DLG-10
1960-dec-10CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-37 USS Farragut as DLG-6
1960-dec-25CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-42 USS Mahan as DLG-11
1961-apr-08CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren as DLG-12
1961-may-20CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-38 USS Luce as DLG-7
1961-nov-04CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-39 USS Macdonough as DLG-8
1961-nov-04CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt as DLG-13
1967-mayDeploymentDeployment US DDG-42 USS Mahan with combat SAR Sea King 148985 off the coast of Vietnam
1975-jun-30 US DDG-37 USS Farragut reclassified as DDG-37
1975-jun-30 US DDG-38 USS Luce reclassified as DDG-38
1975-jun-30 US DDG-39 USS Macdonough reclassified as DDG-39
1975-jun-30 US DDG-40 USS Coontz reclassified as DDG-40
1975-jun-30 US DDG-41 USS King reclassified as DDG-41
1975-jun-30 US DDG-42 USS Mahan reclassified as DDG-42
1975-jun-30 US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren reclassified as DDG-43
1975-jun-30 US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt reclassified as DDG-44
1975-jun-30 US DDG-45 USS Dewey reclassified as DDG-45
1975-jun-30 US DDG-46 USS Preble reclassified as DDG-46
1982RefitRefit US DDG-42 USS Mahan New Threat Upgrade (NTU)
1989-oct-02DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-40 USS Coontz
1989-oct-31DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-37 USS Farragut
1990-aug-31DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-45 USS Dewey
1991-mar-28DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-41 USS King
1991-apr-01DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-38 USS Luce
1991-sep-30DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt
1991-nov-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-46 USS Preble
1992-jul-31DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren
1992-oct-23DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-39 USS Macdonough
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-37 USS Farragut
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-38 USS Luce
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-41 USS King
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-43 USS Dahlgren
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-44 USS William V. Pratt
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-45 USS Dewey
1992-nov-20StruckStruck US DDG-46 USS Preble
1992-nov-30StruckStruck US DDG-39 USS Macdonough
1993-jun-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US DDG-42 USS Mahan
1993-jun-15StruckStruck US DDG-42 USS Mahan
1994Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-45 USS Dewey
1995Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-41 USS King J L Metals, Wilmington N.C.
1999-febFate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-40 USS Coontz Philadelphia
2004Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-39 USS Macdonough Philadelphia
2005-jun-17Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-38 USS Luce Philadelphia, PA
2006-sep-26Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US DDG-37 USS Farragut Brownsville, Texas

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