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PAUL F FOSTER (DD 964)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20575
Status: Reclassed, hull reclassed to - EDD Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/16/2005 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/23/1970 Commission Date: 02/21/1976
Keel Date: 02/06/1973 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 02/22/1974 Decommission Date: 03/27/2003
Age (since Launch) 43.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
27.0
Delivery Date: 02/09/1976 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 41.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 04/06/2004
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 563 ft Waterline Length: 529 ft
Extreme Beam: 55 ft Waterline Beam: 55 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit: 23 ft
Light Displacement: 6824 tons Full Displacement: 9282 tons
Dead Weight: 2458 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 24
Enlisted: 272
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: RECLASSIFIED ON 3/16/2005 TO EDD-964 TO SERVE AS SELF DEFENSE TEST SHIP (SDTS).
Last Updated: 04/01/2017
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