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U.S.S. BUCHANAN

(DDG-14)


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USS BUCHANAN (DDG-14) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

In Commission 1962 to 1991

DDG-14 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1959-Keel Date: 23 APR 1959
at Todd Shipbuilding Corp. Seattle Washington
MAY1960-Launch Date: 11 MAY 1960
FEB1962-Commissioned: 7 FEB 1962
APR1963-Shellback Initiation - 23 APR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1963-Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1963 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1963-NOV1963West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1964-Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1964 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1965-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1967-FEB1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JUL1968West Pac
JAN1968-SEP1968West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1969-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-JUN1972Easter
JUL1970-DEC1970West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1971-AUG1973West Pac
SEP1972-Shellback Initiation - 27 SEP 1972 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1973- Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
DEC1973-Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
APR1977-NOV1977West Pac
APR1979-Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1979 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1981-MAR1982West-Pac
JAN1982-Shellback Initiation - 19 JAN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1982-APR1983West Pac
NOV1984-MAY1985West Pac
JAN1985-Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1985- Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1985-JUN1986Regular Overhaul
JUL1987-DEC1987West Pac
SEP1987- Shellback Initiation - 5 SEP 1987 - Indian Ocean
FEB1989-AUG1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1989- Shellback Initiation - 4 MAY 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN1991-DEC1991Desert Shield
OCT1991-Decommissioned: 1 OCT 1991

DDG-14 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Franklin Buchanan

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:Sunk as a target 14 June 2000