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U.S.S. CONYNGHAM

(DDG-17)

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USS CONYNGHAM (DDG-17) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

In Commission 1963 to 1990

DDG-17 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1961-Keel Date: 1 MAY 1961
at New York Shipbuilding Corporation
MAY1962-Launch Date: 18 MAY 1962
JUL1963-Commissioned: 13 JUL 1963
JAN1965-OCT1968Mediterranean
OCT1965-MAR1966Mediterranean
DEC1967-APR1968Mediterranean
APR1968-JUL1968Caribbean
NOV1968-MAY1969Mediterranean
JAN1970-FEB1970Caribbean
MAR1970-SEP1970Mediterranean
JAN1971-JAN1972Guantanamo Bay
FEB1971-SEP1971Mediterranean
SEP1971-FEB1972Mediterranean
JUL1972-OCT1972Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
APR1973-NOV1973Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAR1974-SEP1974Mediterranean
SEP1974-NOV1974Antarctic Circle
OCT1974-JAN1975Mediterranean
OCT1975-DEC1975Caribbean
APR1976-OCT1976Mediterranean
MAR1977-JUL1977North Atlantic
OCT1977-APR1978Mediterranean
OCT1978-MAY1979Mediterranean
JUN1981-JUN1985Mediterranean
JUN1981-JUN1985Mediterranean
JUN1981-JUN1985Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN1981-JUN1985Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT1981-OCT1985Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1983-APR1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
FEB1987-AUG1987Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1988-SEP1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1989-AUG1989Mediterranean
MAY1990-MAY1990Class B Fire in forward fire room
OCT1990-Decommissioned: 30 OCT 1990

DDG-17 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Gustavus Conyngham

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 for scrap 15 April 1994



USS CONYNGHAM (DDG-17)



The third Conyngham was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., launched 19 May 1962; sponsored by Mrs. Carl B. Albert, wife of Representative Albert of Oklahoma, House Majority Leader; commissioned 13 July 1963, Commander Edwin P. Smith USN, in command.

[Note: The above USS CONYNGHAM (DDG-17) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS CONYNGHAM (DDG-17), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]