Charles F. Adams Class Destroyers

Hellenic / Greek Navy Destroyer Nearchos D-219 from Harbour

Sinking of HMAS Perth DDG 38

In 2001 The ex HMAS Perth destroyer (Charles F Adams class) was sunk in Albany harbour to serve as a dive wreck, it has a live webcam on its mast so you can see the divers & fish

Class overview
Type: Missile Destroyer
Name: Charles F. Adams class
Preceded by: Forrest Sherman class destroyer
General Characteristics
Displacement: 3,277 tons standard, 4,526 full load
Length: 437 ft (133.2 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14.3 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)

Propulsion and power: 2 × General Electric steam turbines providing 70,000 hp (52 mW)
Speed: 33 knots
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 310-333
Armament: 1x Mk11 launcher for Tartar SAM system; 2x 5in(127mm); 1x
ASROC Launcher; 6x 12.8in(324mm) ASW TT

Members of the Charles F. Adams class:

* USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2)
* USS John King (DDG-3)
* USS Lawrence (DDG-4)
* USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG-5)
* USS Barney (DDG-6)
* USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7)
* USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
* USS Towers (DDG-9)
* USS Sampson (DDG-10)
* USS Sellers (DDG-11)
* USS Robison (DDG-12)
* USS Hoel (DDG-13)
* USS Buchanan (DDG-14)
* USS Berkeley (DDG-15)
* USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16)
* USS Conyngham (DDG-17)
* USS Semmes (DDG-18)
* USS Tattnall (DDG-19)
* USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
* USS Cochrane (DDG-21)
* USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22)
* USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23)
* USS Waddell (DDG-24)

Hellenic Navy

* HS Kimon (D-218) (formerly USS Semmes)
* HS Nearchos (D-219) (formerly USS Waddell)
* HS Formion (D-220) (formerly USS Joseph Strauss)
* HS Themistocles (D-221) (formerly USS Berkeley)

German Navy (Lütjens class)
Royal Australian Navy (Perth class)
Hellenic Navy (Kimon class)

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