USS Garcia
FF 1040 (Class Leader)

Contributed by: Steve Singlar (DASH Det, 1969-71)
This photo was taken form either AO-60 or 61 by a neighbor of
mine. We were off Cuba (August 1969) and were practicing UNREP


Authorized:       ?
Builder:          Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco
Laid Down:        October 16 1962
Launched:         October 3 1963
Commissioned:     December 21 1964
Decommissioned:   November 10 1988 
Fate:             To Pakistan January 31 1989  
                  Returned to the US 1/13/94 
                  Sold 3/29/94 and broken up for scrap

We are seeking information on the USS Garcia and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.

Notice to all of the Garcia class shipmates:

Mark Roberts, webmaster extraordinair' returns to the Garcia class.

If you have e-mails you would like posted, or photo's, please send me e-mail. If you want to add your name to the crew list, simply click on "The Crews" (below) for the Destroyers OnLine Crew Locator.

The Garcia Class as Constructed


Displacement: 3,560 tons fully loaded.
Length:       414'        
Beam:         44'          
Draught:      14' (keel);  24' (Sonar dome)       
Machinery:    2 Foster-Wheeler boilers;               
              1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp;      
              1 shaft.   
Performance:  27 kts.  
Bunkerage:    ?  
Range:        4,000 miles at 20 knots on 1 boiler.          
Guns:         (2) 5" 38 cal.
Torpedoes:    MK 32  


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