USS FORREST SHERMAN

Past Ship DD-931 Ship Image

USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931) was the first completely new destroyer to be built since World War II. Named for the late Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman, she embodied many improvements in design and equipment for her time.

Awarded: March 10, 1951
Keel laid: October 27, 1953
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Launched: February 5, 1955
Decommissioned: November 5, 1982

Propulsion system: four-1200 lb. boilers; two steam turbines; two shafts
Length: 418.3 feet (127.5 meters)
Beam: 45.3 feet (13.8 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: 4619 Tons full load Speed: 32+ knots Range: 4,500 miles @ 20 knots
Armament: three Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber guns, Mk-32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts)
Crew: 324

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