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USS Sellers (DDG-11)
USS Sellers (DDG-11) underway in the 1980s
USS Sellers (DDG-11)
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Name: Sellers (DDG-11)
Namesake: David F. Sellers
Ordered: 17 January 1958
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 3 August 1959
Launched: 9 September 1960
Acquired: 20 October 1961
Commissioned: 28 October 1961
Decommissioned: 31 October 1989
Struck: 20 November 1992
Fate: sold on 25 July 1995, Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling 15 September 2004
General characteristics
Class & type: Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
Displacement: 3,277 tons standard, 4,526 full load
Length: 437 ft (133 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric steam turbines providing 70,000 shp (52 MW); 2 shafts
4 x Babcock and Wilcox 1,275 psi (8,790 kPa) boilers
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 354 (24 officers, 330 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-39 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
AN/SPG-51 missile fire control radar
AN/SPG-53 gunfire control radar
AN/SQS-23 Sonar and the hull mounted SQQ-23 Pair Sonar for DDG-2 through 19
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar

1 Mk 11 missile launcher (DDG2-14) or Mk 13 single arm missile launcher (DDG-15-24) for RIM-24 Tartar SAM system, or later the RIM-66 Standard (SM-1) and Harpoon antiship missile
2 x 5"/54 caliber Mark 42 (127 mm) gun

1 x RUR-5 ASROC Launcher
6 x 12.8 in (324 mm) ASW Torpedo Tubes (2 x Mark 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes)
Aircraft carried: None
Motto: Guardian of Freedom

USS Sellers (DDG-11), named for Admiral David F. Sellers USN (1874–1949), was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile armed destroyer in the United States Navy.

Sellers was laid down by the Bath Iron Works at Bath in Maine on 3 August 1959, launched on 9 September 1960 by Mrs. Hugh Scott and commissioned on 28 October 1961.

Sellers was decommissioned on 31 October 1989, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992 and sold on 25 July 1995.

As of 2005, no other U.S. Navy ship has been named Sellers.


  • 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.

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