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USS Forrest Sherman (DD 931)

- decommissioned -

USS FORREST SHERMAN was the lead ship of the FORREST SHERMAN - class of destroyers and the first ship in the Navy named after Admiral Forrest P. Sherman who was the 12th Chief of Naval Operations. Decommissioned on November 5, 1982, and stricken from the Navy list on July 27, 1990, the FORREST SHERMAN was sold for scrapping in 1994, but was repossessed by the Navy on October 10, 1996. The FORREST SHERMAN is presently berthed at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Philadelphia, PA. For many years, the FORREST SHERMAN was kept on hold for possible donation as a museum and memorial, however, on April 2, 2010, her status was changed and the ship is now scheduled to be scrapped.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 10, 1951
Keel laid: October 27, 1953
Launched: February 5, 1955
Commissioned: November 9, 1955
Decommissioned: November 5, 1982
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: four-1200 lb. boilers; two steam turbines; two shafts
Propellers: two
Length: 418.3 feet (127.5 meters)
Beam: 45,3 feet (13.8 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 4,000 tons full load
Speed: 32+ knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: three Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber guns, Mk-32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts)
Crew: 17 officers, 275 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS FORREST SHERMAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me on November 7, 2008, and show the FORREST SHERMAN laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Philadelphia, PA.



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