Hull Number: DD-990
Launch Date: 03/10/1979
Commissioned Date: 04/12/1980
Decommissioned Date: 07/24/1998
Call Sign: NBKW
Length Overall: 563’ 3"
Full Load Displacement: 8,040 tons
Two 5″/54 caliber guns
Two 20mm Close-In Weapons Systems
One ASROC Launcher
Two 12.75″ triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes
4 General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines: 80,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 32.5 knots
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1968)
Ingersoll (DD-652) was named for two naval men. Royal Rodney Ingersoll was born in Niles, MI, 4 December 1847, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868. He served in various ships of the fleet on the European and Asiatic Squadrons until 1876 when he was assigned to the Naval Academy. Ingersoll taught and wrote about Ordnance subjects during several tours at the Academy, and in early years of the 20th century commanded such ships as Bennington, New Orleans, and Maryland. He was Chief of Staff of the Atlantic Fleet during the first part of its famous cruise around the world, and a member of the General Board in 1908. Rear Admiral Ingersoll retired in 1909, but was called back to duty during World War I and President of the Naval Ordnance Board. In 1919 he returned to his home in Laporte, IN, where he was active in public affairs until his death 21 April 1931.
Royal Rodney Ingersoll, III, the grandson of Admiral Ingersoll, was born at Manila, P.I., 17 December 1913. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1934, he served in California, Cassin, and other ships during the thirties and reported on board carrier Hornet during her fitting out period in 1941. Lieutenant Ingersoll served in Hornet during the critical early months of the Pacific war. In the great Battle of Midway 4 to 6 June 1942, in which the US fleet decisively turned back the Japanese threat to the Hawaiian Islands, he was killed at his battle station by machine gun fire from Japanese aircraft.
Stricken when decommissioned. To be target.