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USS Henry B. Wilson, DDG 7

Crest of the USS Henry B. Wilson
 HBW Crest

Non Verbis Sed Re

(Not Words but Action)

DDG 7

My first tour at sea , the USS Henry B. Wilson DDG 7, of the Charles F. Adams class.

Ship Characteristics:

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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