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MERRILL (DD 976)

DESTROYER

UIC:20602
Class:DD 963 Fleet:
Status:Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Homeport:
Date status changed:08/01/2003 Berth:
Maintenance Category:
Force: MARAD Type:
Builder: INGALLS SB CORP/MS
Delivery Date:01/30/1978
Award Date:01/26/1972 Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal):25.6 years
Keel Date:06/16/1975 Commission Date:03/11/1978
Launch Date:09/01/1976 Inactivation Date:
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal)26.9 years Decommission Date:03/26/1998
Years from Commission to Decommission: 20.0
Stricken Date: 03/26/1998

Overall Length: 563 ft Waterline Length:529 ft
Extreme Beam:55 ft Waterline Beam:55 ft
Maximum 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.
Number of Propellers: 2
Number of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 25 Enlisted: 273

Custodian:US NAVY Ships Program Manager:
Planning Yard:

Last updated 08/06/2003
 

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