USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) - a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer
In Commission 1963 to 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.
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
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
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]