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U.S.S. SELLERS

(DDG-11)

GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM

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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
AUG 1959 Keel Date: 3 AUG 1959
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP 1960 Launch Date: 9 SEP 1960
OCT 1961 Commissioned: 28 OCT 1961
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUN 1963 - OCT 1963 Mediterranean
MAY 1967 - AUG 1967 Mediterranean
JUN 1968 - AUG 1968 Mediterranean
JUN 1969 - DEC 1969 Mediterranean
JUL 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1972 - APR 1973 Circumnavigation
OCT 1973 - APR 1974 Mediterranean
JUL 1974 - JUL 1974 Caribbean
APR 1975 - JUL 1975 Guantanamo Bay
JAN 1976 - JUL 1976 Mediterranean
SEP 1976 - NOV 1976 North Atlantic
JUL 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1977 - Indian Ocean
APR 1980 - SEP 1980 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
APR 1980 - SEP 1980 Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (SNFL)
APR 1981 - OCT 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1984 - DEC 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1986 - FEB 1986 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1986 - NOV 1986 Mediterranean
JUN 1986 - NOV 1986 Guantanamo Bay
AUG 1987 - OCT 1987 Guantanamo Bay
DEC 1988 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
OCT 1989 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]