Ship’s Specs

_____________________________ Ship's Specifications __________________________________

DDE 824
DDE 824

Name: USS Basilone
Namesake: John Basilone
Builder: Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange Texas
Laid down: 7 July 1945
Launched: 21 December 1945
Commissioned: 26 July 1949
Decommissioned: 1 November 1977

Reclassified:
DDE 824, 28 January 1948
DD 824, 7 August 1962

Struck: 1 November 1977
Fate: Sunk in exercise, 9 April 1982

General characteristics
Class and type: Gearing Class Destroyer
Displacement: 3,500 tons
Length: 390 ft 6 in
Beam: 40 ft 10 in
Draft: 22 ft
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 281 officers and enlisted

Honors and awards:

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

  Meritorious Unit Citation

Navy Expeditionary Medal

Navy Expeditionary Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Vietnam Service Medal

   Vietnam Service Medal ( 3 Battle Stars)

Pre-FRAM Armament, DDE 824
1 x MK 37 Gun Fire Control System
1 x Weapon Able ASW weapon
2 x Hedgehog ASW weapons
2 x 5-inch/38 caliber twin mounts
2 x 3-inch/50 caliber twin mounts
 
Post Fram Armament, DD 824
1 x MK 37 Gun Fire Control System
1 x ASROC 8 cell missile launcher
2 x 5-inch/38 caliber twin mounts
2 x Mk-32 ASW torpedo tubes (triple mounts)
1 × Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH)