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CARON (DD 970)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20590
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 12/04/2002 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1971 Commission Date: 10/01/1977
Keel Date: 07/01/1974 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/24/1975 Decommission Date: 10/15/2001
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 27.5 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
24.0
Delivery Date: 09/05/1977 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 25.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/05/2002
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: 6810 tons Full Displacement: 9240 tons
Dead Weight: 2430 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 34
Enlisted: 327
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 09/29/2015
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