USS Richard E. Byrd
DDG-23 (Charles F. Adams Class)

 John Spielmann
1972: in Mallorca decked out for Tiger Cruise

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Builder:        Todd
Laid Down:      April 12, 1961
Launched:       February 6, 1962
Commissioned:   March 7, 1964
Decommissioned: April 27, 1990
Fate:           Sold to Greece


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:      single arm Mk 13 launcher           
Torpedoes:     six 12.75 inch (ASW)
               two MK 32 Torpedo Tube Launcher
ASW-rockets:   Mk 112 ASROC Missile Launcher

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More Photo's:

Photo 0005 1972: Tiger Cruise Mallorca John Spielmann

Photo 006 1971-72 Med cruise John Spielmann

Photo 007 1971-72 Med cruise John Spielmann

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