USS Henry B. Wilson, DDG 7
Crest of the USS Henry B. Wilson
Non Verbis Sed Re
(Not Words but Action)
My first tour at sea , the USS Henry B. Wilson
DDG 7, of the Charles F. Adams class.
- Named for Admiral Henry Braid Wilson, former Superintendent
of the U.S. Naval Academy, 1921 to 1925.
- Length - 437 feet
- Beam - 47 feet
- Draft - 24 feet
- Displacement - 4500 tons
- Complement - 21 officers, 371 enlisted
- Engineering - 2 General Electric Steam Turbines, 4
Babcock & Wilcox 1200 PSI boilers, 2 shafts, 2 rudders, Shaft
Horsepower = 70,000
- Speed - 31.5 knots
- Armament - Two 5"/54cal MK42 Mod 10 Gun Mounts,
One Mk 16 ASROC Launcher, Two Mk 32 Torpedo Tubes, One Mk 11
Tartar Missile Launcher.
Commissioned - 17 December 1960
Noted accomplishment - Participated in the Cambodian and Vietnamese evacuations and recovery of the SS Mayaguez
in 1975. Also the first of the Adams class launched.
Status - Decommissioned on 02 October 1989.
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