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CUSHING (DD 985)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20617
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/14/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1974 Commission Date: 09/21/1979
Keel Date: 12/27/1976 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/17/1978 Decommission Date: 09/21/2005
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 30.1 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
26.0
Delivery Date: 09/04/1979 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 28.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/21/2005
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 563 ft Waterline Length: 529 ft
Extreme Beam: 55 ft Waterline Beam: 55 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 33 ft Draft Limit: 23 ft
Light Displacement: 7121 tons Full Displacement: 9533 tons
Dead Weight: 2412 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: 07/21/2008
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