USS Edward McDonnell
FF 1043 (Garcia Class)

contributed by: Bob LaFont
Contributed by: Bob LaFont (RM3, 1964-68)

Authorized:       ?
Builder:          Avondale Marine, LA. 
Laid Down:        April 1 1963
Launched:         February 15 1964
Commissioned:     February 15 1965.
Decommissioned:   September 30 1988
Fate:             Stricken December 15 1992 
                  Sold July 25 1995 -
                  and broken up for scrap

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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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