USS Cochrane (DDG-21)

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USS Cochrane (DDG-21)
Career (US)
Name: Cochrane (DDG-21)
Namesake: Edward L. Cochrane
Ordered: 25 March 1960
Builder: Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 31 July 1961
Launched: 18 July 1962
Acquired: 6 March 1964
Commissioned: 21 March 1964
Decommissioned: 1 October 1990
Struck: 20 November 1992
Fate: sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class & type: Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
Displacement: 3,277 tons standard, 4,526 full load
Length: 437 ft (133 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric steam turbines providing 70,000 shp (52 MW); 2 shafts
4 x Babcock and Wilcox 1,275 psi (8,790 kPa) boilers
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 354 (24 officers, 330 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-39 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
AN/SPG-51 missile fire control radar
AN/SPG-53 gunfire control radar
AN/SQS-23 Sonar and the hull mounted SQQ-23 Pair Sonar for DDG-2 through 19
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
Armament: 1x Mk 13 Tartar launcher aft with a capacity of 40 missiles combination of both SM-1MR SAM's plus one training round capable of launching 6 missiles per minute
2x Mk 42 5in/54 (127mm/54) gun mounts 40 rounds per minute, 13 nautical miles (24 km) max.
1x Mk 16 (8) cell ASROC launcher amidships with trainable mk.44 & 46 asw torpedoes, rocket assisted
2x Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes with trainable Mark 44 & Mark 46 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: None
Motto: Virtute et Labore
By valour and exertion (Cochrane family motto)

USS Cochrane (DDG-21), named for Vice Admiral Edward L. Cochrane, USN, was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile armed destroyer.

The Cochrane was laid down by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company at Seattle, Washington on 31 July 1961, launched on 18 July 1962 and commissioned on 21 March 1964.

In April 1975 Cochrane participated in Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam.[1]

On 1 October 1980 Cochrane rescued 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon.[2]

Cochrane was decommissioned on 1 October 1990, struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992 and sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking, Incorporated, of Brownsville in Texas on 14 November 2000.

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