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ARTHUR W RADFORD (DD 968)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20588
Status: Disposed of by Donation for use as Artificial Reefing Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/07/2010 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1971 Commission Date: 04/16/1977
Keel Date: 01/24/1974 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/01/1975 Decommission Date: 03/18/2003
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 35.1 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
26.0
Delivery Date: 04/04/1977 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 33.0 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: 6870 tons Full Displacement: 9306 tons
Dead Weight: 2436 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 31
Enlisted: 324
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: DELAWARE, USA
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 02/16/2011
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