USS SAMUEL GOMPERS was the lead ship of the SAMUEL GOMPERS - class of destroyer tenders. Initially equipped with one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, this gun was later removed from the ship.
Decommissioned on October 27, 1995, and stricken from the Navy list on April 7, 1999, the SAMUEL GOMPERS was eventually sunk as a target on July 22, 2003, at 3117N2 07351W6.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 31, 1963|
|Keel laid: July 9, 1964|
|Launched: May 14, 1966|
|Commissioned: July 1, 1967|
|Decommissioned: October 27, 1995|
|Builder: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.|
|Propulsion system: Two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft, 20,000 shaft horsepower|
|Length: 643 feet (196 meters)|
|Beam: 85 feet (25.9 meters)|
|Draft: 27 feet (8.2 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 20,500 tons full load|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Aircraft: Flight Deck only|
|Crew: 106 officers and 1,314 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SAMUEL GOMPERS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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