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U.S.S. SELLERS

(DDG-11)

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USS SELLERS (DDG-11) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

In Commission 1961 to 1989

DDG-11 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1959-Keel Date: 3 AUG 1959
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP1960-Launch Date: 9 SEP 1960
OCT1961-Commissioned: 28 OCT 1961
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN1963-OCT1963Mediterranean
NOV1965-APR1966Mediterranean
MAY1967-AUG1967Mediterranean
JUN1968-AUG1968Mediterranean
JUN1969-DEC1969Mediterranean
JUL1969-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1972-APR1973Circumnavigation
OCT1972- Shellback Initiation - 8 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1973-APR1974Mediterranean
JUL1974-JUL1974Caribbean
APR1975-JUL1975Guantanamo Bay
JAN1976-JUL1976Mediterranean
SEP1976-NOV1976North Atlantic
JUL1977-Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1977 - Indian Ocean
AUG1977- Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1977 - Indian Ocean
APR1980-SEP1980Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (SNFL)
APR1980-SEP1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
APR1981-OCT1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1984-DEC1984Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1986-FEB1986Guantanamo Bay
MAY1986-NOV1986Mediterranean
JUN1986-NOV1986Guantanamo Bay
AUG1987-OCT1987Guantanamo Bay
DEC1988-JUN1989Mediterranean
OCT1989-Decommissioned: 31 OCT 1989

DDG-11 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: David F. Sellers

Complement: 24 Officers and 330 Enlisted

Displacement: 3277 tons

Length: 437 feet

Beam: 47 feet

Flank Speed: 33 knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sold on 25 July 1995 Disposed of by scrapping dismantling September 15 2004



USS SELLERS (DDG-11)



Sellers (DDG-11) was laid down on 3 August 1959 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.; launched on 9 September 1960; sponsored by Mrs. Hugh Scott; and commissioned on 28 October 1961, Comdr. William R. Johnson in command.

Sellers completed fitting out at Boston on 18 January 1962 and was assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 6 with her home port at Charleston, S.C. She operated with DeaRon 6 until 1969 when she was assigned to DesRon 4.

The guided missile destroyer has spent part of each year since June 1963, except 1970, on deployment with the 6th Fleet or on special operations. Into September 1974, Sellers still serves with the Atlantic Fleet.

[Note: The above USS SELLERS (DDG-11) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS SELLERS (DDG-11), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]