USS Davis (DD-937)

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USS Davis (DD-937) underway on 28 February 1957
United States
Namesake: George Fleming Davis
Ordered: 3 February 1954
Builder: Bethlehem Steel, Fore River Shipyard
Laid down: 1 February 1955
Launched: 28 March 1956
Acquired: 28 February 1957
Commissioned: 28 February 1957
Decommissioned: 20 December 1982
Struck: 27 July 1990
Motto: Vigilantia Pro Pacem
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Forrest Sherman class destroyer
Displacement: 4000 tons(full load)
Length: 418' (127.4 m)
Beam: 45' (13.7 m)
Draft: 21' (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Steam Turbine-70,000 h.p (52,2 MW) (4 - boilers burning DFM)
Speed: 32 kts (59.3 km/h) (+)
Range: Excess of 2,000 n.m. (3,700 km)
Complement: 18 Officers 290 Enlisted
Armament: three 5"54 (127 mm/54) caliber Gun mounts; ASW Rockets, Homing Torpedoes

USS Davis (DD-937), named for Commander George Fleming Davis USN (1911-1945), commanding officer of USS Walke (DD-723), killed in action at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in the Philippine Islands on 6 January 1945 and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, was a Forrest Sherman class destroyer of the United States Navy laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts on 1 February 1955, launched on 28 March 1956 by Mrs. G. F. Davis, widow of Commander Davis and commissioned on 28 February 1957.


USS Davis was decommissioned on 20 December 1982, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 27 July 1990 and sold for scrap to the Fore River Shipyard and Iron Works at Quincy, Massachusetts on 11 December 1992. When the company went bankrupt she was resold to N. R. Acquisition Incorporated of New York City by the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court and scrapped by Wilmington Resources of Wilmington in North Carolina.

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