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|
|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|
|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|
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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