Hull Number: DDG-14
Launch Date: 05/11/1960
Commissioned Date: 02/07/1962
Decommissioned Date: 10/01/1991
Call Sign: NUOU
Voice Call Sign: Sharpnote
Class: CHARLES F. ADAMS
CHARLES F. ADAMS Class
Data for USS Cochrane (DDG-21) as of 1982
Length Overall: 440’ 3"
Beam: 44’ 11 1/2"
Draft: 16’ 0"
Standard Displacement: 3,527 tons
Full Load Displacement: 4,642 tons
Fuel capacity: 736 tons
Two 5″/54 caliber guns
One ASROC Launcher
Two 12.75″ triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes
One Mark 13 Mod 0 Guided Missile Launching System (Tartar)
21 Chief Petty Officers
2 General Electric Turbines: 70,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 35 knots
Namesake: FRANKLIN BUCHANAN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Born in Baltimore, MD, 17 September 1800, Franklin Buchanan entered the Navy as a Midshipman on board Java in 1815. He organized the Naval Academy and served as its first superintendent (1845-47). He commanded the sloop Germantown in the Mexican War; the steam sloop Susquehanna, flagship of Perry’s Squadron in the expedition to Japan in 1852, and in 1859, became Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard. In 1861 he joined Confederate forces at Richmond, VA, and for gallant and meritorious conduct he was promoted to Admiral, the ranking officer in the Confederate States Navy. He was twice wounded severely and was taken prisoner of war, 5 August 1864. Admiral Buchanan died at his home “The Rest” in Talbot County, MD, 11 May 1874.
Stricken 11/20/1992. Sunk as target 6/14/2000 (became artificial reef).