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Spruance Class
 

Built: 32 units, 1972 - 1980
Displacement: 7810 tons full load.
Length: 171,7 meters
Beam: 16,8 meters
Draught: 8,8 meters
Aircraft: 1 or two helicopters
Missiles: 2 Harpoon Launchers, 1 Sea Sparrow Launcher
Guns: 2 pcs.  5' (127 mm) in single mounts, -  and 2 pcs. 20 mm Phalanx guns.
A/S Weapons: 1 Asroc, 8-tube launcher, - 2 tripple torprdo tubes
Propulsion: 4 gas turbines, - 80.000 shp, - 2 shafts, - 33 knots.
Crew: 296
 
 
 
 


"Deyo" DD989
Spruance Class, US Navy
(Photographed before summer 1996, since modifications and paintwork changed her appearance after that time.)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"O'Bannon" DD 987 (?)
Spruance Class (?), - US Navy
Photographed in the Marmara Sea, off Turkey, May 1980.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

(I am not quite sure about this one, but it sure looks like a "Spruance", - and I think it is the "O'Bannon" - -)
 
 
 


USS "Peterson"  DD 936
Photographed in Norfolk in 1978, - with frigate USS "Miller"  FF 1091 moored  beside her.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


USS "Caron"  DD970
Photographed in Norfolk in 1978.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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