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JOHN HANCOCK (DD 981)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20613
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/28/2007 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1974 Commission Date: 03/10/1979
Keel Date: 01/16/1976 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/29/1977 Decommission Date: 10/16/2000
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 29.5 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
21.0
Delivery Date: 02/12/1979 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 28.2 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 04/25/2006
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: 6563 tons Full Displacement: 9019 tons
Dead Weight: 2456 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 31
Enlisted: 326
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: INTERNATIONAL SHIPBREAKING LIMITED, BROWNSVILLE, TX WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT ON 10 JUL 06 TO SCRAP THE JOHN HANCOCK DD 981. SHIP DISMANTLING COMPLETE ON 28 APR 07.
Last Updated: 11/29/2007
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