Destroyers DD / DLG / DDG (for Destroyer Escorts see page for Frigates and DEs)
Kidd Class DDG LOA 563′ TDISP 9,500 tons (4 commissioned 1981-1982, retired from USN 1999, sold to Taiwan ca. 2005, still in service)
Spruance Class DDG LOA 563′ TDISP 8,000 tons (31, 1 active in special role)
USS Arthur W. Radford DD-968 (1977-2003) Sunk as artificial reef 2011 (upper vessel with distinctive mast used to test what would be installed on the San Antonio Class LPD)USS Paul F. Foster DD-964 (1976-2003), currently experimental self-defense test ship at Port Hueneme CA
Charles F. Adams Class DDG LOA 437′ TDISP 4,500 tons (23, 1 to be scrapped 1 modified design preserved in Germany)
Charles F. Adams class below an Oliver Hazzard Perry Class Frigate, Philadelphia.USS Charles F. Adams (1960-1990), Philadelphia Naval Yard, on hold for preservation, but now likely to be scrapped 2020Mölders D186 (1969-2003) Lütjens class modified Charles F. Adams variant preserved as Museum Ship Wilhelmshaven Germany
Farragut Class DDG LOA 512′ TDISP 5,600 tons (10, all retired and scrapped) service 1959-1993 originally classified as Destroyer Leaders (DLG) before 1975.
Forrest Sherman Class DD LOA 418′ TDISP 4,000 tons (18, 2 preserved)USS Barry DD-933 (1956-1982) Display Ship Washington Navy Yard, 1984-2015, 2016 returned to Philadelphia reserve fleet, to be scrapped. ASROC Anti-Submarine Launcher and Variable Depth Sonar installed quarterdeck and stern in 1968 (8 units became “Barry Class” variants).
USS Edson DD-946 (1958-1989) Bay City Michigan Museum Ship.
USS Turner Joy DD-951 (1959-1982) Museum Ship Bremerton WAGearing Class DD LOA 390′ TDISP 3,500 tons (98, 5 preserved)
ex-USS William R. Rush DD-714 (1945) transferred to South Korean Navy 1978 as ROKS Kang Won DD-922, decommissioned 2000, Museum ship until scrapped 2016.ex-USS Eversole DD-789 (1946) transferred to Turkey 1973 as TCG Gayret D–352, museum ship since 1995 with submarine TCG Hizirreis (ex-USS Gudgeon SS-567).ex-USS Everett F. Larson DD-830 (1945) transferred to South Korean Navy 1972 as ROKS Jeong Buk DD-916, decommissioned 1999, Museum ship at Gangneung Unification Park, South Korea.ex-USS Sarsfield DD-837 (1945) transferred to Republic of Chine (Taiwan) 1977 as ROCS Te Yang DDG-925 decommissioned 2005, Museum Ship Tainan City TaiwanUSS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD-850 (1945-1973) Museum Ship, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MAex-USS Orleck DD-886 (1945) transferred to Turkey 1982 as TCG Yücetepe D-345, decommissioned and returned to US in 2000, Museum ship at Lake Charles LA since 2010ex-USS Steinaker DD-863 (1945-1982) transferred to Mexico as ARM Netzahualcóyotl D-102 (1982-2014) to be sunk as reef.
Allen M. Sumner Class DD LOA 376′ TDISP 2,200 tons (58, 1 preserved)
USS Laffey DD-724 (1944-1975) Museum Ship, Patriot’s Point SC
Fletcher Class DD LOA 376′ TDISP 2,500 tons (175, 4 preserved)
USS Kidd DD-661 (1943-1964) Museum ship / memorial Bâton Rouge LAHellenic Navy Velos ex-USS Charrette DD-581 (1943) transferred to Greece 1959. Service ended 1991. Museum ship since 1994 at Palaio Faliro, still in ceremonial commission
USS Cassin Young DD-793 (1943-1960) Museum ship Charleston Navy Yard MAUSS The Sullivans DD-537 (1943-1965) Museum Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, NY
“4-stacker” Classes LOA ca. 315′, TDISP ca. 1,200 tons. These remarkable views, loaded from the San Francisco Public Library onto Google Earth, are 1938 aerial photos of the piers. These destroyers are either Wickes or Clemson Class:
USS Thompson DD-305 Clemson-Class (1920 – 1930) grounded in shallows as target 1944, to be used for bombing practice. Located just South of San Mateo Bridge called the “South Bay Wreck”.
USS Corry DD-334 (1921 – 1929) partially dismantled 1930, beached, and abandoned. More information at Historicships blog.
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