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USS MacDonough (DDG 39)

- formerly DL 8, formerly DLG 8 -
- decommissioned -


USS MacDONOUGH was the third ship in the FARRAGUT - class of guided missile destroyers. Commissioned as a guided missile frigate (DLG), the USS MacDONOUGH was reclassified as guided missile destroyer (DDG) on June 30, 1975, changing its hullnumber from DLG 8 to DDG 39. The ship was decommissioned on October 23, 1992, and stricken from the Navy list on November 20, 1992. On December 16, 1994, the MacDONOUGH was finally sold for scrapping.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 27, 1956
Keel laid: April 15, 1958
Launched: July 9, 1959
Commissioned: November 4, 1961
Decommissioned: October 23, 1992
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Company Shipyard, Quincy, Mass.
Propulsion system:4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 512.5 feet (156.2 meters)
Beam: 52 feet (15.9 meters)
Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 5,800 tons
Speed: 33 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: one Mk 42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC Missile Launcher, one Mk 10 Mod.0 Missile Launcher for Standard (MR) Missiles, two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers
Crew: 21 officers and 356 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MacDONOUGH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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