DDG 8 Stats

 

Ship’s Motto: Sine Timore (Without Fear)

Originally projected as DD-958; redesignated DDG prior to construction. The keel of the USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 was laid down 4 April 1958 by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan and she was launched 28 July 1959, with Lillian McCormick, wife of Admiral Lynde McCormick, having the honors of christening the USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 at the launching ceremonies. Shortly thereafter the second guided missile warship ever built on the Great Lakes headed to the Atlantic Ocean via the then recently completed St. Lawrence Seaway with Commander Ernest Sylvester Cornwall Jr. as her first Commanding Officer.

 USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8

Ship’s Motto: Sine Timore (Without Fear)

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The Bay City boy who became a major shipbuilder

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About Defoe SB

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Originally projected as DD-958, she was redesignated to DDG prior to construction.

Length 437′

Job #432, Keel laid 4/4/58, Launched 7/28/59

Dock Trial 9/22/61, Builders Trial 4/14/61

P.A.T. 5/2-4/61, Depart Bay City 5/23/61

Arrived Boston 5/29/61, Delivered U.S.N. 6/1/61

Commissioned 6/3/61

HOME PORT: SAN DIEGO, CAL.

SHIPS FATE: STRICKEN 20 NOV 1992 SOLD 20 JUNE 1994

UIC: 04674 Class: DDG 2 Fleet: PAC

Status: Disposed of by Navy sale

Date status changed: 06/20/1994

Builder: DEFOE SB CO

Award Date: 03/28/1957

Keel Date: 04/04/1958

Launch Date: 07/28/1959

Delivery Date: 05/29/1961

Commission Date: 06/03/1961

Decommission Date: 10/01/1991

Age in years (At time of disposal): 33.1

Years from Commission to Decommission: 30.3

Displacement 4,500 tons (full load)

Length 437 feet

Beam 47 feet

Max Speed 30 knots

Power Plant 4 – 1200 psi boilers; 2 geared turbines, 2 shafts; 70,000 shaft horsepower

Complement 383 (20 officers, 363 enlisted)

Displacement: 3,370 tons

Length: 437 feet

Beam: 47 feet

Draught: 22 feet

Machinery: two shaft geared steam turbines

Performance: 70,000 shp for 31.5 knots

Bunkerage:

Range:

Guns: two 5 inch Mk 42

Missiles: twin Mk 11 launcher

Torpedoes: six 12.75 inch (ASW), Two MK 32 Torpedo Tube Mounts

ASW Rockets: Mk 112 ASROC Launcher

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DD-958 / DDG-8 USS LYNDE McCORMICK

CLASS – CHARLES F. ADAMS As Built.

Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437′ (oa) x 47′ x 15′ (Max)

Armament 2 x 5″/54 RF (2×1), Tartar SAM (1×2 Mk 11) ASROC ASW (1×8), 6 x 12.75″ Mk 32 ASW TT (2×3).

Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws

Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350.

Operational and Building Data

Laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich. on April 4 1958.

Launched July 28 1959 and commissioned June 3 1961.

Originally classified as DD-958, classification changed to DDG-8 April 23 1957.

Decommissioned October 1 1991.

Stricken November 20 1992.

Fate Sold June 20 1994 to Consolidated Minerals for conversion into power barge.

Returned to Navy control March 23 1999 and sunk as a target off California February 24, 2001

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