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  • 1960    

    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

    29 units


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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
    1972-janDeploymentUS DDG-2 USS Charles F. Adams Assigned to STANAVFORLANT until Jul 1972.
    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-junDeploymentGR D221 HHMS Themistocles Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
    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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