USS Charles F. Adams
DDG 2 (Charles F. Adams)

Builder:       Bath
Laid Down:     June 16, 1958
Launched:      September 8, 1959
Commissioned:  September 10, 1960
Fate:          Adams Class Veterans Association 

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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
Bunkerage:     
Range:         
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


Subj: USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2)
Date: 99-02-27 10:48:42 EST
From: kennl@attbi.com (Kenneth Lee)

I suppose none of this information will prove useful to you, but .....

I received orders to report aboard the "Charlie Deuce" after completing Radioman Class "C" School at Bainbridge, Md. in late 1971. I flew to the Adams' homeport in Mayport, only to find the ship was on a six month NATO STANAVFORLANT cruise, and after spending the night aboard Mayport's destroyer tender (whose name escapes me), I flew to Norfolk and caught up with the Deuce and reported aboard. From there, it was off to Portugal, the Med, the Uk, and back home.

I also made a six month deployment aboard the Deuce to the Middle East in 1973, where we found ourselves when war broke out between Israel and her neighbors. There was a lot of time spent in the only port where we were welcome, Djibouti.

The Deuce went into the Yards in Philly in late 74 early 75, from where I received my Navy discharge in July. I never had a clue as to what happened to the Deuce after that, as most of my shipboard friends also planned on getting out of the Navy right around that time.

I would love to get in touch with former shipmates, learning more about what happened to the Deuce in ensuing years, when it was decomissioned, etc. Any assistance you can lend will be appreciated.

Best Regards
Kenneth Lee (ex RM2)
Middletown NJ


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