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USS Farragut (DDG-37)

USS Farragut (DDG-37)
USS Farragut (DDG-37)
History
United States
Ordered: 27 January 1956
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 3 June 1957
Launched: 18 July 1958
Acquired: 8 December 1960
Commissioned: 10 December 1960
Decommissioned: 30 October 1989
Reclassified: 30 June 1975
Struck: 20 November 1992
Motto: Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
Fate: Dismantled
General characteristics
Class & type: Farragut-class guided missile frigate
Displacement: 5,800 tons
Length: 512.5 ft (156.2 m)
Beam: 52 ft (15.8 m)
Draught: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 4 1200psi boilers, 2 geared turbines
Speed: 36.5 knots
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 knots (20 mph; 40 km/h)
Complement: 377 (21 officers + 356 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32
Armament:

USS Farragut (DDG-37) was the lead ship of her class of guided-missile destroyers (destroyer leaders) built for the United States Navy during the 1950s.

Contents

  • Design and description 1
  • Construction and career 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Design and description

The Farragut class was the first class of missile-armed carrier escorts to be built as such for the USN.[1] The ships had an overall length of 512 feet 6 inches (156.2 m), a beam of 52 feet 4 inches (16.0 m) and a deep draft of 17 feet 9 inches (5.4 m). They displaced 5,648 long tons (5,739 t) at full load. Their crew consisted of 23 officers and 337 enlisted men.[2]

The ships were equipped with two geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by 4 water-tube boilers. The turbines were intended to produce 85,000 shaft horsepower (63,000 kW) to reach the designed speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). The Farragut class had a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at a speed of 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph).[1]

The Farragut-class ships were armed with a 5"/54 caliber Mark 42 gun forward and two twin mounts for 3″/50 caliber guns, one on each broadside amidships. They were fitted with an eight-round ASROC launcher between the 5-inch (127 mm) gun and the bridge. Close-range anti-submarine defense was provided by two triple sets of 12.75-inch (324 mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes. The primary armament of the Farraguts was the Terrier anti-aircraft missile designed to defend the carrier battle group. They were fired via the dual-arm Mark 10 launcher and the ships stowed a total of 40 missiles for the launcher.[1]

Construction and career

Farragut, named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, was laid down as DLG-6 by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts on 3 June 1957, launched on 15 July 1958 by Mrs. H. D. Felt, wife of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and commissioned on 10 December 1960. Farragut was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer on 30 June 1975 and designated DDG-37. USS Farragut was decommissioned on 31 October 1989, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992 and sold for scrap on 16 December 1994. On 26 September 2006 a contract to dismantle ex-Farragut was awarded to International Shipbreaking Limited of Brownsville, Texas. The ship's bell is currently being kept and preserved at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Gardiner, Chumley & Budzbon, p. 580
  2. ^ Friedman, p. 423

References

  • Friedman, Norman (1982). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.  
  • Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen & Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.  
  • This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

External links

  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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