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USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)

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USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)

USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847) underway in 1964
USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847) in 1964
Name: USS Robert L. Wilson
Namesake: Robert L. Wilson
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Laid down: 2 July 1945
Launched: 5 January 1946
Commissioned: 28 March 1946
Decommissioned: 30 September 1974
  • DDE-847, 4 March 1950
  • DD-847, 1 August 1962
Struck: 30 September 1974
Nickname(s): "The Willy Boat"
Fate: Sunk as a target, 1 March 1980
General characteristics
Class & type: Gearing-class destroyer
Displacement: 3,460 long tons (3,516 t) full
Length: 390 ft 6 in (119.02 m)
Beam: 40 ft 10 in (12.45 m)
Draft: 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 336

USS Robert L. Wilson (DD/DDE-847) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for Marine Private First Class Robert L. Wilson (1920–1944), who was

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