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DECATUR (DDG 31)
(ex - EDDG 31, DD 936)
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DDG 31 UIC: 52196
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/21/2004 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., SB Div, Quincy Yard, Quincy, MA
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date: 10/07/1956
Keel Date: 09/13/1954 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/01/1955 Decommission Date: 06/30/1983
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 48.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
27.0
Delivery Date: 11/30/1956 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 47.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/16/1988
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 418 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 2967 tons Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: DDG-31 DECATUR SERVED AS THE EDDG-31 SELF DEFENSE TEST SHIP (SDTS) FROM 2 FEB 96 THROUGH SEP 03.
Last Updated: 08/04/2004
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