USS Mullinnix in 1970
|Namesake:||Henry M. Mullinnix|
|Ordered:||23 October 1954|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Steel, Fore River Shipyard|
|Laid down:||5 April 1956|
|Launched:||18 March 1957|
|Acquired:||26 February 1958|
|Commissioned:||7 March 1958|
|Decommissioned:||11 August 1983|
|Struck:||26 July 1990|
|Class and type:||Forrest Sherman-class destroyer|
|Beam:||45 ft (14 m)|
|Draft:||22 ft (6.7 m)|
|Speed:||32.5 knots (60.2 km/h)|
|Complement:||15 officers, 218 enlisted.|
USS Mullinnix (DD-944) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Henry M. Mullinnix USN (1892–1943), who was killed in action during World War II, when the aircraft carrier USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-175 and sank southwest of Butaritari Island on 24 November 1943.
Mullinnix conducted patrol duty in the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, participated in the Gemini program recovery operations in March 1966, and served as plane guard for aircraft carriers on Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, participated in Sea Dragon operations, patrolled on search and rescue duties, and carried out naval gunfire support missions during the Vietnam War.
- 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.