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TORPEDO SHIPS

CHARLES F. ADAMS missile destroyers (1960 - 1964)

Charles F. Adams 1962

Charles F. Adams 1963

Charles F. Adams 1979

Tattnall 1990

Charles F. Adams 1990

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DDG2 Charles F. Adams Bath Iron Wks 15/6/1958 8/9/1959 10/9/1960 stricken 11/1992
DDG3 John King Bath Iron Wks 25/8/1958 30/1/1960 4/2/1961 stricken 1/1993
DDG4 Lawrence New York SB, Camden 27/10/1958 27/2/1960 6/1/1962 stricken 5/1990
DDG5 Biddle, 7/1964- Claude V. Ricketts New York SB, Camden 18/5/1959 4/6/1960 5/5/1962 stricken 6/1990
DDG6 Barney New York SB, Camden 10/8/1959 10/12/1960 11/8/1962 stricken 11/1992
DDG7 Henry B. Wilson Defoe SB, Bay City 28/2/1958 22/4/1959 11/8/1960 stricken 1/1990
DDG8 Lynde McCormick Defoe SB, Bay City 4/4/1958 28/7/1959 3/6/1961 stricken 11/1992
DDG9 Towers Todd Pacific, Seattle 1/4/1958 23/4/1959 6/6/1961 stricken 10/1990
DDG10 Sampson Bath Iron Wks 2/3/1959 21/5/1960 24/6/1961 stricken 11/1992
DDG11 Sellers Bath Iron Wks 3/8/1959 9/9/1960 28/10/1961 stricken 11/1992
DDG12 Robison Defoe SB, Bay City 28/4/1959 27/4/1960 9/12/1961 stricken 11/1992
DDG13 Hoel Defoe SB, Bay City 3/8/1959 4/8/1960 16/6/1962 stricken 11/1992
DDG14 Buchanan Todd Pacific, Seattle 23/4/1959 11/5/1960 7/2/1962 stricken 11/1992
DDG15 Berkeley New York SB, Camden 29/8/1960 29/7/1961 15/12/1962 stricken 10/1992, to Greece (Themistokles)
DDG16 Joseph Strauss New York SB, Camden 27/12/1960 9/12/1961 20/4/1963 stricken 1/1995, to Greece (Formion)
DDG17 Conyngham New York SB, Camden 1/5/1961 19/5/1962 13/6/1963 stricken 5/1991
DDG18 Semmes Avondale Marine 15/8/1960 20/5/1961 10/12/1962 stricken 1/1995, to Greece (Kimon)
DDG19 Tattnall Avondale Marine 14/11/1960 26/8/1961 13/4/1963 stricken 6/1993
DDG20 Goldsborough Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle 3/1/1961 15/12/1961 9/11/1963 stricken 4/1993
DDG21 Cochrane Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle 31/7/1961 18/7/1962 21/3/1963 stricken 11/1992
DDG22 Benjamin Stoddert Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle 11/6/1962 8/1/1963 12/9/1964 stricken 11/1992
DDG23 Richard E. Byrd Todd Pacific, Seattle 12/4/1961 6/2/1962 7/3/1964 stricken 10/1992
DDG24 Waddell Todd Pacific, Seattle 6/2/1962 26/2/1963 28/8/1964 stricken 1/1995, to Greece (Nearchos)

 

Displacement standard, t

3277

Displacement full, t

4526

Length, m

128.0 wl 133.2 oa

Breadth, m

14.3

Draught, m

4.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

DDG2, 3, 7, 8, 10 - 13, 20 - 22: General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

DDG4 - 6, 9, 14, 23, 24: Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 4 Foster Wheeler boilers

DDG15 - 19: General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Combustion Engineering

Power, h. p.

70000

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 4500(20)

Armament

DDG2 - 14: 1 x 2 Tartar SAM (42 RIM-24), 1 x 8 ASROC ASuR (8 - 12 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT

DDG15 - 24: 1 x 1 Tartar SAM (40 RIM-24), 1 x 8 ASROC ASuR (8 - 12 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT

Sensors

DDG2 - 4, 8 - 14: SPS-37, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-53A radars, SQS-23A sonar

DDG5 - 7: SPS-29, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-53A radars, SQS-23A sonar

DDG15 - 18: SPS-40, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-53A radars, SQS-23A sonar

DDG19: SPS-40, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-60 radars, SQS-23A sonar

DDG20, 22: SPS-40, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-60 radars, SQQ-23A sonar

DDG21, 23, 24: SPS-40, SPS-39, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-53A radars, SQQ-23A sonar

Complement

333 - 350

 

Ship project history: These Tartar-armed missile destroyers were originally designed as modified versions of the Forrest Sherman: design requirement of the Tartar missile system was that it could replace a single 127mm mounting on a one-for-one basis. The twin 76mm/50 nearest the missile launcher was to be replaced by a replenishment-at-sea area for missile replacement, the other by a twin ASW weapon launcher (for the RAT system then in development), and there was to have been a quintuple nest of torpedo tubes between the stacks. However, RAT was abandoned in favour of ASROC, whose eight-round 'pepperbox' replaced the originally contemplated long torpedo tubes; these ships also received the usual launching system for lightweight ASW torpedoes. Quite soon it became evident that the new destroyer would have to be lengthened considerably to accommodate the new SQS-23 sonar and an enlarged CIC (for missile control), and to balance off increased displacement without a loss of speed.

    There were several modifications during the construction of the class. FY59 and later ships (DDG15-24) had single- rather than twin-arm Tartar launchers for greater realibility. FY60 and FY61 units (FFG20-24) had bow-mounted sonars, a change evident from the bow location of their anchors. DDGF production terminated with the FY61 programme largely because of the promise of the Typhon programme then in prospect; DDGs contemplated for the FY66-67 programmes were not built.

Modernizations: 1971-1973, Towers, Robison, Berkeley, Cochrane: + JPTDS CCS

1972-1973, Lawrence, Hoel: + 1 x 4 Sea Chaparral SAM (16 MIM-72)

late 1970s, Lawrence, Hoel: - 1 x 4 Sea Chaparral SAM (16 MIM-72)

late 1970s, John King, Barney, Henry B. Wilson, Sellers; early 1980s, Charles F. Adams, Lawrence, Claude V. Ricketts, Lynde McCormick, Towers, Sampson, Robison, Hoel, Buchanan: - 1 x 2 Tartar SAM (42 RIM-24); + 1 x 2 Harpoon SSM/Tartar SAM (6 RGM-84, 36 RIM-24)

late 1970s, Joseph Strauss, Goldsborough; early 1980s, Berkeley, Conyngham, Semmes, Tattnall, Cochrane, Benjamin Stoddert, Richard E. Byrd, Waddell: - 1 x 1 Tartar SAM (40 RIM-24); + 1 x 1 Harpoon SSM/Tartar SAM (4 RGM-84, 36 RIM-24)

1980s, all: - 1 x (1-2) Harpoon SSM/Tartar SAM ((4-6) RGM-84, 36 RIM-24), SPS-37 radars; + 1 x (1-2) Harpoon SSM/Standard SM-1MR SAM ((4-6) RGM-84, 36 RIM-66), SPS-40 radar, SLQ-32 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

1982, Tattnall; 1983, Goldsborough, Benjamin Stoddert: received electronic equipment including SPS-52C, SPS-40C/D, SPS-10D, LN66, 2x SPG-51C, SPG-60, SPQ-9 radars, SLQ-32 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, NTDS CCS

Naval service: No significant events.

Waddell 1986

Ivan Gogin, 2015