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USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

- decommissioned -


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
Propellers: one
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
Armament: none
Crew: 106 officers and 1,314 enlisted


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Crew List:

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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