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Hull Number: DD-976

Launch Date: 09/01/1976

Commissioned Date: 03/11/1978

Decommissioned Date: 03/26/1998


Class: SPRUANCE

SPRUANCE Class


Length Overall: 563’ 3"

Beam: 55’

Draft: 29'

Full Load Displacement: 8,040 tons

Armament:

Two 5″/54 caliber guns
Two 20mm Close-In Weapons Systems
One ASROC Launcher
Two 12.75″ triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes

Complement:

19 Officers
315 Enlisted

Propulsion:

4 General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines: 80,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 32.5 knots

Namesake: AARON S. MERRILL

AARON S. MERRILL


Disposition:

Stricken 3/26/1998. Sinkex 8/1/2003.