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USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5)

- formerly DD 955 -
- formerly BIDDLE -
- decommissioned -


USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS was the 4th ship in the CHARLES F. ADAMS - class of guided missile destroyers and was homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Originally, the ship was named BIDDLE but was renamed on July 28, 1964. Decommissioned on October 31, 1989, and stricken from the Navy list on June 1, 1990, the ship was later sold for scrapping.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: May 18, 1959
Launched: June 4, 1960
Commissioned: May 5, 1962
Decommissioned: October 31, 1989
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Propulsion system:4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 437 feet (133.2 meters)
Beam: 47 feet (14.3 meters)
Draft: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
Displacement: approx. 4,500 tons
Speed: 31+ knots
Aircraft:none
Armament: two Mk 42 5-inch/54 caliber guns, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC Missile Launcher, one Mk 11 Mod.0 Missile Launcher for Standard (MR) and Harpoon Missiles
Crew: 24 officers and 330 enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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