DD-976 USS Merrill

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1978 to 1998    


DD-976 USS Merrill

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Call Sign: NHKX


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History of US DD-976 USS Merrill

1972-jan-26Ordered
1975-jun-16Laid down
1976-sep-1Launched
1978-mar-11Commissioned
1985-jan-24Aircraft with SH-3H Sea King 148043 onboard
1998-mar-26Decommissioned
2003Fate: sunkNE of Hawaii

Specifications

   

    from Spruance class
335crew
8000full load (tn)
161length (m)
16.80beam (m)
8.80draught (m)
6000range (nm)
32.50max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 29 8-cell Sea Sparrow
2Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

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Builder

   

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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