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TOWERS (DDG 9)
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DDG 2 UIC: 04675
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/09/2002 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Todd Shipyards Corp., Seattle Div
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 03/28/1957 Commission Date: 06/06/1961
Keel Date: 04/01/1958 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 04/23/1959 Decommission Date: 10/01/1990
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 43.5 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
29.0
Delivery Date: 05/31/1961 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 41.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 05/27/1992
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 437 ft Waterline Length: 420 ft
Extreme Beam: 47 ft Waterline Beam: 46 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 24 ft Draft Limit: 16 ft
Light Displacement: 3190 tons Full Displacement: 4770 tons
Dead Weight: 1580 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 30
Enlisted: 356
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/03/2003
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