Guided-Missile Destroyer Charles F. Adams class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
AU Perth class 1965
DE Type 103 Lütjens class 1969
US Charles F. Adams NTU class 1970


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3190light (tn)
4500full load (tn)
133length (m)
14beam (m)
4.60draught (m)
4500range (nm)
33max speed (knots)
70000power (shp)
4Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines
1Missile Launcher Mk 11 Tartar
2Naval Gun Mark 42 5/54 inch (127mm)
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-37
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-10
1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-23


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    Typical Max
No Landing platform


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US Avondale Shipyard - 1
US Bath Iron Works - 7
US Defoe Shipbuilding Company - 7
US New York Shipbuilding - 6
US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island1
US Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle - 4

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USUS NavyDDG-2USS Charles F. Adams19601992
USUS NavyDDG-7USS Henry B. Wilson19601989
USUS NavyDDG-3USS John King19611990
USUS NavyDDG-8USS Lynde McCormick19611991
USUS NavyDDG-9USS Towers19611990
USUS NavyDDG-10USS Sampson19611991
USUS NavyDDG-11USS Sellers19611989
USUS NavyDDG-12USS Robison19611991
USUS NavyDDG-4USS Lawrence19621990
USUS NavyDDG-5USS Biddle19621964
DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts 19641989
USUS NavyDDG-6USS Barney19621990
USUS NavyDDG-13USS Hoel19621990
USUS NavyDDG-14USS Buchanan19621991
USUS NavyDDG-15USS Berkeley19621990
GR Hellenic Navy D221 HHMS Themistocles 19922002
USUS NavyDDG-18USS Semmes19621991
GR Hellenic Navy D218 HHMS Kimon 19912004
USUS NavyDDG-16USS Joseph Strauss19631990
GR Hellenic Navy D220 HHMS Formion 19922002
USUS NavyDDG-17USS Conyngham19631990
USUS NavyDDG-19Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Tattnall19631991
USUS NavyDDG-20Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Goldsborough19631993
AU RAN D 40 parts hulk 19931993
USUS NavyDDG-21USS Cochrane19641990
USUS NavyDDG-22Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Benjamin Stoddert19641991
USUS NavyDDG-23USS Richard E. Byrd19641990
GR Hellenic Navy spare parts 19931993
USUS NavyDDG-24USS Waddell19641992
GR Hellenic Navy D219 HHMS Nearchos 19922003
USUS NavyDDG-25Built in USA for Australia19641964
Perth class AU RAN D 38 HMAS Perth 19651999
USUS NavyDDG-26Built in USA for Australia19641964
Perth class AU RAN D 39 HMAS Hobart 19652000
USUS NavyDDG-27Built in USA for Australia19661966
Perth class AU RAN D 41 HMAS Brisbane 19672001
USUS NavyDDG-28Built in USA for Germany19691969
Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D185 Lütjens 19692003
USUS NavyDDG-29Built in USA for Germany19691969
Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D186 Mölders 19692003
USUS NavyDDG-30Built in USA for Germany19701970
Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D187 Rommel 19701998

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1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-3 USS John King
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-5 USS Biddle
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1957-mar-28OrderedUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1958-jan-17OrderedUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1958-jan-17OrderedUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1958-jan-17OrderedUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1958-jan-17OrderedUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1958-jan-17OrderedUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1958-feb-28Laid downUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1958-apr-1Laid downUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1958-apr-4Laid downUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1958-jun-16Laid downUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1958-aug-25Laid downUS DDG-3 USS John King
1958-oct-27Laid downUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1959-mar-2Laid downUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1959-apr-22LaunchedUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1959-apr-23LaunchedUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1959-apr-23Laid downUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1959-apr-28Laid downUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1959-may-18Laid downUS DDG-5 USS Biddle
1959-jul-21OrderedUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1959-jul-21OrderedUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
1959-jul-21OrderedUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1959-jul-21OrderedUS DDG-18 USS Semmes
1959-jul-28LaunchedUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1959-aug-3Laid downUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1959-aug-3Laid downUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1959-aug-10Laid downUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1959-sep-8LaunchedUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1960-jan-30LaunchedUS DDG-3 USS John King
1960-feb-27LaunchedUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1960-mar-25OrderedUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1960-apr-27LaunchedUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1960-may-11LaunchedUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1960-may-21LaunchedUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1960-jun-1Laid downUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1960-jun-14LaunchedUS DDG-5 USS Biddle
1960-aug-4LaunchedUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1960-aug-15Laid downUS DDG-18 USS Semmes
1960-sep-9LaunchedUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1960-sep-10CommissionedUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1960-nov-3OrderedUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1960-nov-30OrderedUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1960-dec-10LaunchedUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1960-dec-17CommissionedUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1960-dec-27Laid downUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
1961-feb-4CommissionedUS DDG-3 USS John King
1961-apr-12Laid downUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1961-may-1Laid downUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1961-may-20LaunchedUS DDG-18 USS Semmes
1961-jun-3CommissionedUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1961-jun-6CommissionedUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1961-jun-24CommissionedUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1961-jul-29LaunchedUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1961-jul-31Laid downUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1961-oct-28CommissionedUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1961-dec-9CommissionedUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1961-dec-9LaunchedUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
1962-jan-6CommissionedUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1962-feb-6LaunchedUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1962-feb-6Laid downUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1962-feb-7CommissionedUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1962-may-5CommissionedUS DDG-5 USS Biddle
1962-may-18LaunchedUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1962-jun-16CommissionedUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1962-jul-18LaunchedUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1962-aug-11CommissionedUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1962-sep-21Laid downUS DDG-25 Built in USA for Australia
1962-oct-26Laid downUS DDG-26 Built in USA for Australia
1962-dec-10CommissionedUS DDG-18 USS Semmes
1962-dec-15CommissionedUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1963-feb-26LaunchedUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1963-apr-20CommissionedUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
1963-jul-13CommissionedUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1963-sep-26LaunchedUS DDG-25 Built in USA for Australia
1964-jan-9LaunchedUS DDG-26 Built in USA for Australia
1964-mar-7CommissionedUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1964-mar-21CommissionedUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1964-jul-28US DDG-5 USS Biddle renamed Claude V. Ricketts
1964-jul-28CommissionedUS DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts
1964-aug-28CommissionedUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1965-feb-15Laid downUS DDG-27 Built in USA for Australia
1965-mar-3OrderedUS DDG-29 Built in USA for Germany
1966-mar-1Laid downUS DDG-28 Built in USA for Germany
1966-apr-12Laid downUS DDG-29 Built in USA for Germany
1966-may-5LaunchedUS DDG-27 Built in USA for Australia
1967-apr-13LaunchedUS DDG-29 Built in USA for Germany
1967-aug-11LaunchedUS DDG-28 Built in USA for Germany
1967-aug-22Laid downUS DDG-30 Built in USA for Germany
1969-feb-1LaunchedUS DDG-30 Built in USA for Germany
1972US DDG-4 USS Lawrence Wespac-Vietnam Combat Action 1972-73
1988-sep-26Port VisitUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1989-oct-2DecommissionedUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1989-oct-31DecommissionedUS DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts
1989-oct-31DecommissionedUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1990-jan-26StruckUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson
1990-feb-1DecommissionedUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
1990-mar-30DecommissionedUS DDG-3 USS John King
1990-mar-30DecommissionedUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1990-apr-27DecommissionedUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1990-may-16StruckUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence
1990-jun-1StruckUS DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts
1990-sep-30DecommissionedUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1990-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1990-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1990-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1990-oct-30DecommissionedUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1990-dec-17DecommissionedUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1991-apr-15DecommissionedUS DDG-18 USS Semmes
1991-may-1StruckUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley
1991-may-30StruckUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1991-jun-24DecommissionedUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1991-sepFate: transferedUS DDG-18 USS Semmes to Greece
1991-sep-13CommissionedGR D218 HHMS Kimon
1991-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1991-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1991-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1992Fate: transferedUS DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss to Greece
1992-may-27StruckUS DDG-9 USS Towers
1992-oct-1Fate: transferedUS DDG-15 USS Berkeley to Greece
1992-oct-1CommissionedGR D221 HHMS Themistocles
1992-oct-1CommissionedGR D220 HHMS Formion
1992-oct-1StruckUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd
1992-oct-1DecommissionedUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1992-oct-1StruckUS DDG-24 USS Waddell
1992-oct-1Fate: transferedUS DDG-24 USS Waddell to Greece
1992-oct-1CommissionedGR D219 HHMS Nearchos
1992-oct-11StruckUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
1992-nov-20DecommissionedUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-6 USS Barney
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan
1992-nov-20StruckUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane
1993-jan-12StruckUS DDG-3 USS John King
1993-aug-26Fate: transferedUS DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd to Greece as spare parts
1993-oct-12US DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd towed to Greece
1994-apr-15US DDG-4 USS Lawrence sold for scrap
1994-apr-15US DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts sold for scrap
1994-apr-15US DDG-6 USS Barney sold for scrap
1994-apr-15US DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson sold for scrap
1994-apr-15Fate: scrappedUS DDG-17 USS Conyngham
1994-jun-20Fate: scrappedUS DDG-12 USS Robison
1996-oct-1US DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts back to NISMF Philadelphia
1997US DDG-13 USS Hoel to Manaus, Brazil as power barge,
1999-feb-10Fate: scrappedUS DDG-3 USS John King sold for scrap
1999-feb-10Fate: scrappedUS DDG-4 USS Lawrence resold
1999-feb-10Fate: scrappedUS DDG-6 USS Barney resold
2000Fate: scrappedUS DDG-13 USS Hoel
2000-jun-14Fate: sunkUS DDG-14 USS Buchanan as a target
2000-novFate: scrappedUS DDG-21 USS Cochrane Brownsville, Texas
2001-feb-14Fate: sunkUS DDG-8 USS Lynde McCormick sunk as target
2001-dec-5Fate: scrappedUS DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts resold Metro Machine, PA
2002-feb-18DecommissionedGR D221 HHMS Themistocles
2002-jul-29DecommissionedGR D220 HHMS Formion
2002-oct-9Fate: sunkUS DDG-9 USS Towers sunk as target
2003Fate: scrappedUS DDG-10 USS Sampson
2003-jun-19Fate: sunkGR spare parts as a target
2003-jul-18DecommissionedGR D219 HHMS Nearchos
2003-aug-15Fate: sunkUS DDG-7 USS Henry B. Wilson sunk as target
2004Fate: scrappedUS DDG-11 USS Sellers
2004-feb-19Fate: scrappedGR D221 HHMS Themistocles
2004-feb-19Fate: scrappedGR D220 HHMS Formion
2004-jun-17DecommissionedGR D218 HHMS Kimon
2006Fate: scrappedGR D218 HHMS Kimon
2006-may-29Fate: sunkGR D219 HHMS Nearchos as a target
2008Fate: museumUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams hold at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
2009US DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams still on hold

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