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U.S.S. JOHN KING

(DDG-3)

AUDETTE IMPERIO

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The USS JOHN KING (DDG-3), the second of the Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyers, was commissioned on 4 FEB 1961. Built at the Bath Iron works in Bath, Maine, USS JOHN KING was an Atlantic Fleet DDG homeported in Norfolk, Virgina for the majority of her service career with a single West Pac deployment to Vietnam in 1972-73. An early call to arms had her participating in the Cuban Missile, then a series of "MEDS", "North Atlantics", "IOs" with REFRTRAs in "GITMO" after extended maintenance periods. USS JOHN KING served her country for 29 years, 1 month and 26 days, until decommissioned on 30 MAR 1990. The hulk of the JOHN KING was sold for scrapping to International Shipbreakers of Brownsville, TX in February 1999.

The USS JOHN KING (DDG-3) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DDG-3 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1958 - Keel Date: 25 AUG 1958
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JAN 1960 - Launch Date: 30 JAN 1960
FEB 1961 - Commissioned: 4 FEB 1961
NOV 1961 - APR 1962 North Atlantic - Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB 1963 - JUL 1963 Mediterranean
MAY 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1963 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1964 - JAN 1965 Mediterranean
OCT 1965 - MAR 1966 Mediterranean
OCT 1965 - MAR 1966 Mediterranean
JAN 1967 - MAY 1967 Mediterranean
DEC 1968 - MAY 1969 Mediterranean
MAR 1970 - SEP 1970 Mediterranean
JUN 1971 - AUG 1971 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1971 - MAR 1972 Mediterranean
SEP 1972 - NOV 1972 Mediterranean
SEP 1972 - NOV 1972 North Atlantic
DEC 1972 - JUN 1973 Offthecoastofvietnam
DEC 1972 - MAY 1974 West Pac
DEC 1972 - JUN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC 1973 - MAY 1974 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1974 - OCT 1974 North Atlantic
MAR 1977 - SEP 1977 Mediterranean
SEP 1978 - APR 1979 Mediterranean
AUG 1979 - OCT 1979 North Atlantic
SEP 1979 - OCT 1979 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1980 - MAY 1981 Regular Overhaul
JUL 1981 - SEP 1981 Sea Trials
SEP 1981 - NOV 1981 Guantanamo Bay
FEB 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 19 FEB 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1982 - NOV 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1982 - JAN 1985 UNITAS
JAN 1987 - JAN 1987 UNITAS
JUN 1987 - DEC 1987 UNITAS
JUL 1987 - DEC 1987 UNITAS
AUG 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 11 AUG 1987 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1989 - JAN 1990 Decommisioning
MAR 1990 - Decommissioned: 30 MAR 1990
APR 1990 - OCT 1990 Mediterranean

DDG-3 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: John King

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 10 February 1999