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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

Add a DDG-14 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-14 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1959 - Keel Date: 23 APR 1959
at Todd Shipbuilding Corp. Seattle Washington
MAY 1960 - Launch Date: 11 MAY 1960
FEB 1962 - Commissioned: 7 FEB 1962
APR 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 23 APR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1963 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1963 - NOV 1963 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1964 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1965 - JUL 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 - FEB 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - JUL 1968 West Pac
JAN 1968 - SEP 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1969 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - JUN 1972 Easter
JUL 1970 - DEC 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1971 - AUG 1973 West Pac
SEP 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 27 SEP 1972 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
APR 1977 - NOV 1977 West Pac
APR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1979 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1981 - MAR 1982 West-Pac
JAN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JAN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1982 - APR 1983 West Pac
NOV 1984 - MAY 1985 West Pac
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac
FEB 1989 - AUG 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1991 - DEC 1991 Desert Shield
OCT 1991 - 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