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THORN (DD 988)
DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DD 963 UIC: 20835
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/22/2006 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/15/1975 Commission Date: 02/16/1980
Keel Date: 08/29/1977 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/22/1978 Decommission Date: 08/25/2004
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 27.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
24.0
Delivery Date: 01/21/1980 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 26.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 08/25/2004
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: 6721 tons Full Displacement: 9156 tons
Dead Weight: 2435 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 24
Enlisted: 272
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 08/07/2006
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