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USS Farragut (DDG-37)
USS Farragut (DDG-37) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on 2 July 1982 (6349812)
USS Farragut (DDG-37)
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Ordered: 27 January 1956
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 3 June 1957
Launched: 18 July 1958
Acquired: 8 December 1960
Commissioned: 10 December 1960
Decommissioned: 31 October 1989
Reclassified: 30 June 1975
Struck: 20 November 1992
Motto: Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
Fate: Dismantled
General characteristics
Class & type: Farragut-class guided missile frigate
Displacement: 5,800 tons
Length: 512.5 ft (156.2 m)
Beam: 52 ft (15.8 m)
Draught: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 4 1200psi boilers, 2 geared turbines
Speed: 36.5 knots
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 knots (20 mph; 40 km/h)
Complement: 377 (21 officers + 356 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:

AN/SPS-48 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-49 air search radar
AN/SPS-10 2D surface search radar

2 × AN/SPG-55 fire control radar
AN/SPG-53 gun fire control radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32
Armament: 1 × Mk 42 5-inch/54 (127 mm/54) caliber gun
2 × Mk-32 triple mounts carrying Mark 46 torpedoes
1 × Mk 16 ASROC missile launcher
1 × Mk 10 Mod.0 missile launcher for Standard Missile
2 × Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers

USS Farragut (DDG-37), named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, USN (1801–1870), was a Farragut-class guided missile frigate (destroyer leader) laid down as DLG-6 by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts on 3 June 1957, launched on 15 July 1958 by Mrs. H. D. Felt, wife of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and commissioned on 10 December 1960. Farragut was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer on 30 June 1975 and designated DDG-37. USS Farragut was decommissioned on 31 October 1989, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992 and sold for scrap on 16 December 1994. On 26 September 2006 a contract to dismantle ex-Farragut was awarded to International Shipbreaking Limited of Brownsville, Texas. The ship's bell is currently being kept and preserved at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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