USS PUGET SOUND was the second SAMUEL GOMPERS - class destroyer tender. Initially equipped with one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, this gun was later removed from the ship. Unlike her sister ship SAMUEL GOMPERS, the PUGET SOUND was equipped with a hangar.
Decommissioned on January 27, 1996, but not stricken from the Navy list yet, the PUGET SOUND was susequently held in reserve at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA. Stricken from the Navy list on December 13, 2007, the ship was sold for scrapping to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Tx., one month later.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 1964|
|Keel laid: February 15, 1965|
|Launched: September 16, 1966|
|Commissioned: April 27, 1968|
|Decommissioned: January 27, 1996|
|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: Hangar and Flight Deck, a helo was normally not embarked aboard|
|Crew: 106 officers and 1,314 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PUGET SOUND. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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