USS Forrest Royal
DD 872 ( Gearing class )

Photo courtesy of Jerry Johnson



Builder:          Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island (United Shipyards)
Laid Down:        June 8, 1945
Launched:         January 17, 1946
Completed:        June 28, 1946
Commissioned:     June 29, 1946
Stricken:         February 26, 1981
Fate:             Turkish Navy, February 1, 1973 as Adatepe


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The Gearing Class as Constructed


Displacement:  2,425 tons (3,479 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

Photo courtesy of Floyd Faulkner
E Division (1948) - Click on Image for Larger View

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