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U.S.S. GOLDSBOROUGH

(DDG-20)

NON SIBI

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USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

In Commission 1963 to 1993

DDG-20 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-20 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-20 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1961 - Keel Date: 3 JAN 1961
at Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company Seattle Washi
DEC 1961 - Launch Date: 15 DEC 1961
NOV 1963 - Commissioned: 9 NOV 1963
APR 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 23 APR 1964 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1964 - JUN 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1965 - JUN 1965 1965 GEMINI GT-4 RECOVERY SHIP USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20)
AUG 1965 - AUG 1965 1965 GEMINI GT-5 RECOVERY SHIP USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20)
FEB 1966 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1967 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1967 - FEB 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JAN 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JAN 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1969 - JUL 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1970 - FEB 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1972 - FEB 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1976 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1977 - OCT 1978 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 5 APR 1978 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1980 - OCT 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1980 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 18 NOV 1980 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1982 - NOV 1982 West Pac
MAY 1982 - NOV 1982 West Pac
JUL 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JUL 1982 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1982 - NOV 1982 Hurricane Ewa
APR 1993 - Decommissioned: 29 APR 1993

DDG-20 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough

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 to Australia for parts and scrapped



USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20)



The third Goldsborough was launched 15 December 1961 by the Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock Co. Seattle Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. Alan Bibb wife of U.S. Senator Bibb of Nevada; commissioned in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 9 November 1963 Captain Charles D. Allen Jr. in command.

Goldsborough joined the U.S. Pacific Fleet 25 December 1963 as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Force with homeport at Pearl Harbor.

After shakedown out of Puget Sound the new guided missile destroyer arrived Pearl Harbor 14 February 1964. Following qualification and acceptance tests she sailed 18 April for Sydney Australia for the Coral Sea celebration and returned Pearl Harbor 1 June. She operated in Hawaiian waters in the summer and early fall then got underway 23 November for Yokosuka and her first WestPac deployment. After operations strengthening the 7th Fleet during the escalating war in Vietnam Goldsborough returned to Pearl for ASW training.

The guided missile destroyer headed for the Orient once more 9 February 1966 to bolster the 7th fleet. In April she provided gunfire support for Operation "Binh Phu I" firing 594 rounds of 5" ammunition at Viet Cong troop concentration and buildings. During the last half of the month she screened attack carriers at Yankee Station. Next came SEATO exercises in May and duty as station ship at Hong Kong in June. On 26 June Goldsborough was again off Vietnam on picket station. She sailed for Hawaii 16 July and reach Pearl Harbor on the 23d.

A month later she entered the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for overhaul and extensive modification to prepare for resumed action in 1967.

[Note: The above USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]