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MERRILL (DD 976)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20602
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/01/2003 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/26/1972 Commission Date: 03/11/1978
Keel Date: 06/16/1975 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/01/1976 Decommission Date: 03/26/1998
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 26.9 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
20.0
Delivery Date: 01/30/1978 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 25.6 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/26/1998
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 563 ft Waterline Length: 529 ft
Extreme Beam: 55 ft Waterline Beam: 55 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 23 ft
Light Displacement: 7021 tons Full Displacement: 9313 tons
Dead Weight: 2292 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: 08/06/2003
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