Friday, January 16, 2009

Farragut class destroyer us navy 1960s

USS William V. Pratt DDG-44

USS King DDG-41

USS Luce DDG38

The United States Navy Farragut class Guided missile frigate sometimes referred to as the Coontz class
USS Farragut DDG37 was commissioned on December 10, 1960.Farragut was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer on June 30, 1975 and designated DDG37.
The ten ships commissioned in 1959–61 beginning with Bath Iron Works’ pair, Dewey and Preble. Armed with the new Terrier surface-to-air missile in a twin launcher mounted aft, their careers were contemporaneous with the smaller Charles F. Adams-class destroyers (DDG, initially armed with the same missiles). All ten were modernized from time to time over the next twenty years until 1982
Displacement: 5,648 tons (full load)
Length: 512.5 feet
Beam: 52.3 feet
Draught: 17.8 feet
Propulsion: 2 shaft
2 Allis-Chalmers Turbines
4 boilers
85,000 horsepower
Speed: 32 knots
Range: 5,000 nmi at 20 knots
Complement: 360
Sensors and
processing systems: 1 AN/SPS-10 surface search RADAR
1 AN/SPS-37 air search RADAR
1 AN/SPS-39 3D air search RADAR
1 AN/SPG-53 gun fire control RADAR
2 AN/SPG-55 Terrier fire control RADAR
Armament: 1x Mark 13 Launcher Terrier surface to air missile
1x 5inch (127 mm)
1x ASROC Launcher
6x 12.8inch (324 mm) ASW TT
8x Harpoon SSM


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