Class: Forrest Sherman Destroyer
Built at: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Seattle, Washington
Keel laid: September 30, 1957
Launched: May 5, 1958
Commissioned: August 3, 1959
Decommissioned: November 22, 1982
Length: 418.3 feet (127.5 meters)
Beam: 45.3 feet (13.8 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: 2,800 tons; approx. 4,000 tons full load
Propulsion system: four-1200 lb. boilers; two steam turbines; two shafts.
Speed: 32+ knots
Armament: Three 5-inch/54 caliber guns and two Mark 32 torpedo launchers that carry 3 Mark 46 torpedoes each.
Crew: 17 officers, 275 enlisted
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little
we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."
SOCRATES - ATHENS, GREECE
"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
ARISTOTLE - SOMEWHERE ELSE IN GREECE
"You can discover more about a person in an hour
of play than in a year of conversation."
PLATO - ALSO ATHENS
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
HONORE DE BALZAC
"As I've grown - dare I say it - older, I had hopes of indulging my dreams of being a sailor."