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U.S.S. CHARLES F. ADAMS

(DDG-2)

FIRST IN CLASS SECOND TO NONE

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USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

In Commission 1960 to 1992

DDG-2 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1958 - Keel Date: 16 JUN 1958
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP 1959 - Launch Date: 8 SEP 1959
SEP 1960 - Commissioned: 10 SEP 1960
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
SEP 1963 - OCT 1963 North Atlantic
JUL 1966 - JUL 1967 Dry Dock
JUL 1966 - JUL 1967 Dry Dock
JAN 1968 - JAN 1968 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY 1968 - MAY 1968 Search for missing submarine USS Scorpion
MAY 1968 - DEC 1968 Mediterranean
NOV 1969 - JUN 1970 Mediterranean
JUN 1971 - JUL 1971 Guantanamo Bay
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 11 AUG 1973 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 17 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
APR 1977 - NOV 1978 Mediterranean
JUN 1977 - SEP 1978 Mediterranean
NOV 1980 - JUN 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 29 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1980 - JUN 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 4 MAR 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 18 MAR 1982 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1982 - OCT 1982 North Atlantic
AUG 1982 - AUG 1982 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1983 - JAN 1984 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1985 - JUN 1985 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1986 - JUN 1987 Mediterranean
SEP 1988 - SEP 1988 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP 1988 - OCT 1988 North Atlantic
DEC 1988 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
MAR 1990 - APR 1990 Caribbean
AUG 1990 - AUG 1990 Decommisioning
NOV 1992 - Decommissioned: 20 NOV 1992

DDG-2 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Charles Francis Adams

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:Museum hold



USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2)



Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) was launched 8 September 1959 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; sponsored by Mrs. R. Homans, sister of Mr. Adams; and commissioned 10 September 1960, Commander W. R. Monroe, Jr., in command.

From commissioning through the end of 1960, Charles F. Adams operated along the east coast on shakedown training.

[Note: The above USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]