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)

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

Length 437′

Job #432, Keel laid April 4 1958, Launched July 28 1959 

Dock Trial September 22 1961, Builders Trial April 14 1961

P.A.T. May 2-4 1961, Depart Bay City May 23 1961

Arrived Boston May 29 1961, Delivered U.S.N. June 1 1961

Commissioned June 3 1961

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
Draught:22 feet
Machinery:Two shaft geared steam turbines
Performance:70,000 shp for 31.5 knots
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 (http://www.gyrodynehelicopters.com/asroc.htm)
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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 [email protected] 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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