(Modified Gearing Class)
Builder: Consolidated Steel Corp. Orange, TX
Keel date: July 30, 1945
Launched: Dec. 28, 1945
Completed: Newport News, Virginia Dec. 15, 1949
Commissioned: Newport News, Virginia Dec. 15, 1949
Stricken: Dec. 20, 1981
Fate: Turkish Navy - "Anitepe"
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The Gearing Class as Constructed
Displacement: 2,425 tons (3,300 tons full load)
Length: 390 feet 6 inches
Beam: 40 feet 10 inches
Draught: 14 feet 4 inches (mean)
Machinery: four Babcock & Wilcox boilers;
Geared turbines. 2-shafts.
Performance: S.H.P.: 60,000 = 35 knots
Bunkerage: 740 tons
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Guns: six 5 inch DP; twelve 40 mm;
eleven 20 mm
Torpedoes: ten 21 inch in two mounts
Courtesey of: Thomas Lawson (SD/MS3)
Desron 37 Staff, 1973-76
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