USS Dahlgren (DDG-43)
USS Dahlgren (DDG-43) underway, ca. 1990
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren|
|Ordered:||23 July 1956|
|Builder:||Philadelphia Naval Shipyard|
|Laid down:||1 March 1958|
|Launched:||16 March 1960|
|Acquired:||31 March 1961|
|Commissioned:||8 April 1961|
|Decommissioned:||31 July 1992|
|Struck:||20 November 1992|
|Fate:||Disposed of by scrapping
28 March 2006
|Class & type:||Farragut-class guided missile destroyer|
|Displacement:||5,800 long tons (5,900 metric tons)|
|Length:||512.5 ft (156.2 m)|
|Beam:||52 ft (16 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Propulsion:||four 1,200 psi (8.3 MPa) boilers, 2 geared turbines|
|Range:||4,500 nmi (8,300 km) @ 20 knots|
|Complement:||377 (21 officers + 356 enlisted)|
|Armament:||one Mk 42 5-inch/54 (127 mm/54) caliber gun, Mark 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC Missile Launcher, one Mk 10 Mod.0 Missile Launcher for Standard Missile, two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers|
USS Dahlgren (DLG-12/DDG-43) was a Farragut-class destroyer launched 16 March 1960 by Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and sponsored by Mrs. Katharine D. Cromwell, granddaughter of Rear Admiral John Adolphus Dahlgren. She was commissioned 8 April 1961, Commander C. E. Landis in command.
Dahlgren was decommissioned 31 July 1992 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992. Dahlgren was transferred to the James River Reserve Fleet on 1 July 1993. Dahlgren was sold to N.R. Acquisition, New York, NY on 15 April 1994 for $283,711.78 for scrapping. N.R. Acquisition then subcontracted the actual scrapping to Wilmington Resources of Wilmington, NC. Wilmington Resources changed their name to Sigma Recycling in January 1996 and then lost their permits to dismantle ships on 24 July 1996.
Dahlgren was among 10 ships repossessed by the Navy on 30 September 1996. Upon being returned to the Navy, Dahlgren was sold to International Shipbreakers of Brownsville, Tx on 10 February 1999. Dahlgren was repossessed for a second time on 10 July 2000 after the scrap yard failed to take delivery of the ship in a timely manner. On 29 July 2005, a contract was issued to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Tx to dismantle Dahlgren for $2,653,018. Dahlgren was completely dismantled on 28 March 2006.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Morrison, Samuel Loring (May 1995). U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes. United States Naval Institute Proceedings.
- Morrison, Samuel Loring (May 2001). U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes. United States Naval Institute Proceedings.
- Morrison, May 1995
- Morrison, May 2001
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