History

  • * Name: Charles F Adams (DDG-2)
    * Namesake: Charles Francis Adams, III
    * Ordered: 28 March 1957
    * Builder: Bath Iron Works
    * Laid down: 16 June 1958
    * Launched: 8 September 1959
    * Commissioned: 10 September 1960
    * Decommissioned: 20 November 1992
    * Struck: 20 November 1992
    * Status: Museum hold, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

  • Class Characteristics

    • * Class and type: Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
      * Displacement: 3,277 tons standard, 4,526 full load
      * Length: 437 ft (133 m)
      * Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
      * Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
      * Propulsion: 2 × General Electric steam turbines providing 70,000 shp (52 MW); 2 shafts
      * 4 x Babcock and Wilcox 1,275 psi (8,790 kPa) boilers
      * Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
      * Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
      * Complement: 354 (24 officers, 330 enlisted)
      * Sensors and processing systems:
      * AN/SPS-39 3D air search radar
      * AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
      * AN/SPG-51 missile fire control radar
      * AN/SPG-53 gunfire control radar
      * AN/SQS-23 Sonar and the hull mounted SQQ-23 Pair Sonar for DDG-2 through 19
      * AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
      * Armament:
      * 1 Mark 11 launcher (DDG2-14) or Mark 13 single arm launcher (DDG-15-24) for Tartar SAM system or later the
      * Standard SM-1 and Harpoon antiship missile
      * 2x Mark 42 5in(127mm)/54
      * 1x ASROC Launcher
      * 6x 12.8in(324mm) ASW Torpedo Tubes (2xMark 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes)
      * Motto: "First in class, second to none."
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