Farragut class destroyer (1958)

Farragut class destroyer (1958)
USS Farragut DDG-37.jpg
USS Farragut (DDG-37)
Class overview
Name: Farragut class destroyer
Builders: Bethlehem Steel Quincy
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
San Francisco Naval Shipyard
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Bath Iron Works
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
Built: 1957 – 1961
In commission: 1959 – 1993
Completed: 10
Retired: 10
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 4,167 tons (standard)
5,648 tons (full load)
Length: 512.5 ft (156.2 m)
Beam: 52.3 ft (16 m)
Draught: 17.8 ft (5.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft
2 Allis-Chalmers turbines
4 boilers
85,000 shp (63,000 kW)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 360
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 AN/SPS-10 surface search RADAR[1]
1 AN/SPS-37 air search RADAR[1]
1 AN/SPS-39 3D air search RADAR[1]
1 AN/SPG-53 gun fire control RADAR[1][2]
2 AN/SPG-55 Terrier fire control RADAR[1][3]
Armament: 1x Mark 10 Launcher Terrier SAM
1x 5in (127 mm)
1x ASROC Launcher
6x 12.8in (324 mm) ASW TT
8x Boeing Harpoon SSM (After third update)

The Farragut class was the second destroyer class of the United States Navy to be named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. The class is sometimes referred to as the Coontz class, since Coontz was first to be designed and built as a guided missile ship, whereas the previous three ships were designed as all-gun units and converted later.[5]

Ten Farragut-class ships were ordered between 1955 and 1957. Each ship displaced 5,800 tons under full load with a length of 512 feet (156 m), a 52-foot (16 m) beam and a top speed of 33 knots (61 km/h). Originally commissioned as guided missile frigates (DLG), they were redesignated as guided missile destroyers (DDG) under the fleet realignment in 1975. They were the only redesignated ships to be renumbered as well as under the realignment, with the first unit changing from DLG-6 to DDG-37 and all subsequent vessels being renumbered upwards in order.

All ships of the class were decommissioned between 1989 and 1994 and subsequently scrapped.


Ships in class

See also

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  1. ^ a b c d e Blackman, Raymond V. B. Jane's Fighting Ships (1970/71) p.432
  2. ^ Polmar, Norman "The U.S. Navy: Shipboard Radars" United States Naval Institute Proceedings December 1978 p.145
  3. ^ Polmar, Norman "The U.S. Navy: Shipboard Radars" United States Naval Institute Proceedings December 1978 p.144
  4. ^ Polmar, Norman "The U.S. Navy: Sonars, Part 1" United States Naval Institute Proceedings July 1981 p.119
  5. ^ DLG 6 / DDG-37 Farragut / DLG 9 Coontz

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