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USS O'Brien, DD 975

Crest of the USS O'Brien

O'Brien crest

Loyalty Unity Freedom

DD 975

Above: USS O'Brien (DD 975) underway in the Pacific off the coast of California.

Ship Characteristics

Named for Jeremiah O'Brien, Revolutionary War ship captain.

Length - 563 feet, 4 inches
Beam - 55 feet
Draft - 29 feet
Displacement -8,040 tons
Complement - 19 officers, 351 enlisted
Engineering - 4 General Electric Gas Turbines, 2 shafts, 2 rudders, Shaft Horsepower = 80,000
Speed - 32.5 knots
Armament - Two 5"/54cal MK45 Mod 1 Gun Mounts, One Mk 41 VLS Launcher, Two Mk 32 Torpedo Tubes, One Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher, Two quad Mk 141 Harpoon Launchers, and Two Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS.
Aircraft - Two SH-60 Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) III

Commissioned - 03 December 1977

Noted accomplishment - Participated in Operation Praying Mantis (1988) and Desert Shield.

Status - Actively commissioned, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

DD 975 in Bali

Photograph taken by website author.

Above: USS O'Brien at anchor in Bali, Indonesia, 1995.

 

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