DDG 18 (Charles F. Adams class)
Builder: Avondale Marine, Avondale LA.
Laid Down: August 15 1960
Launched: May 20 1961
Commissioned: December 10 1962
Decommissioned: September 12 1991
Fate: Stricken January 11 1995
To Greece September 13 1991, renamed Kimon
Still in Greek Service as of 2002.
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The Charles F. Adams Class as Constructed
Displacement: 3,370 tons
Length: 437 feet
Beam: 47 feet
Draught: 22 feet
Machinery: two shaft geared steam turbines
Performance: 70,000 shp for 31.5 knots
Guns: two 5 inch Mk 42
Missiles: twin Mk 11 launcher
Torpedoes: six 12.75 inch (ASW)
Two MK 32 Torpedo Tube Mounts
ASW Rockets: Mk 112 ASROC Missile Launcher