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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
JUN1958-Keel Date: 16 JUN 1958
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP1959-Launch Date: 8 SEP 1959
SEP1960-Commissioned: 10 SEP 1960
OCT1961-MAR1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
SEP1963-OCT1963North Atlantic
JUL1966-JUL1967Dry Dock
JUL1966-JUL1967Dry Dock
JAN1968-JAN1968North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY1968-DEC1968Mediterranean
MAY1968-MAY1968Search for missing submarine USS Scorpion
NOV1969-JUN1970Mediterranean
JUN1971-JUL1971Guantanamo Bay
JAN1973-JAN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1973-Shellback Initiation - 11 AUG 1973 - Indian Ocean
DEC1973-Shellback Initiation - 17 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
APR1977-NOV1978Mediterranean
JUN1977-SEP1978Mediterranean
NOV1980-Shellback Initiation - 29 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
NOV1980-JUN1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1980-JUN1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1982-Shellback Initiation - 4 MAR 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1982-Shellback Initiation - 18 MAR 1982 - Pacific Ocean
APR1982-OCT1982North Atlantic
AUG1982-AUG1982Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1983-JAN1984Regular Overhaul
JAN1985-JUN1985Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1986-JUN1987Mediterranean
SEP1988-OCT1988North Atlantic
SEP1988-SEP1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC1988-JUN1989Mediterranean
MAR1990-APR1990Caribbean
AUG1990-AUG1990Decommisioning
NOV1992-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]