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DAVID R RAY (DD 971)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20591
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/12/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1971 Commission Date: 11/19/1977
Keel Date: 09/23/1974 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/23/1975 Decommission Date: 02/28/2002
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 32.9 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
25.0
Delivery Date: 10/31/1977 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 30.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/06/2002
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: 6671 tons Full Displacement: 9065 tons
Dead Weight: 2394 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 25
Enlisted: 273
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 02/16/2011
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