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DD-710 Gearing-class

Displacement(pre-FRAM): design-3,160 standard-2,425 full load-3,479
Dimensions390 ft. 6 in.
Beam40 ft. 10 in.
Mean Draft14 ft. 4 in.
Fuel capacity196,000 gallons
Range5,800 miles at 15 knots.
Propulsion: Four Babcock and Wilcox 615 psi 850 deg.F superheated express type boilers supplying two sets of high pressure, low pressure and cruising turbines generating a total of 60,000 s.h.p. to two shafts each with a 12.5 foot four bladed propeller.
Shaft rpm350
Speed34.5 knots.
Complement-typical274 (14 officers, 260 enlisted)
Complement-wartimepre-FRAM: 345 (20 officers, 325 enlisted)
Weapons after Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM - I) in 1962:
  • two 5 inch 38 caliber twin gun mounts guided by a Mk37 director with Mk25 fire control radar linked by a Mk1a electromechanical analog computer stabilized by a Mk6 8,500 rpm gyro.
  • two triple tubes of 12.75 in. Mk 32 torpedoes
  • antisubmarine rocket launcher (ASROC), four double celled boxes housing 8 missles, nuclear depth charge capability.
  • two drone antisubmarine helicopters (DASH) able to deliver two torpedoes up to 30 miles from the ship.
  • Radar, Electronics, Sonar after FRAM I:
  • SPS 10 surface search radar
  • SPS 40 air search radar
  • SQS 23 long range sonar

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