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International call sign “November Alpha Yankee Kilo
Radio call “Tampico
Thanks to “Buck” Snyder
Prior Radio Call “TEABALL
Thanks to “McGoo”

The Gearing Class Destroyer as Originally Constructed

Displacement: 2,616 tons (3,460 tons full load)
Length: 390 feet 6 inches
Beam: 41 feet 6 inches
Draught: 14 feet 4 inches (mean)
Machinery: four Babcock & Wilcox boilers;
2-shaft G.E.C. geared turbines
Performance: 60,000 shp for 36.8 knots
Bunkerage: 740 tons
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Guns: six 5 inch DP; twelve 40 mm; eleven 20 mm
Torpedoes: ten 21 inch in two mounts

FRAM 1 completed October 1962

Displacement: approx. 3,500 tons full load
Length: 390 feet 6 inches
Beam: 41 feet 6 inches
Draught: 19 feet (mean)
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers,
2 shafts, 60,000 shp, @ 35+ knots
Crew: approx. 225
Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 Dash
Radar: SPA 29 air search
SPS 10 surface search
Sonar: SQS-23 hull
1 8-cell ASROC
2 5″/38 mounts fore and aft
2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes.

The pre-eminent destroyer to emerge from
World War II – the Gearing class with the help of the
Fleet Rehabilitation And Modernization program (FRAM I)
Survived for three and a half decades as a useful arm of the fleet.

Laid down by Consolidated Steel, Orange Texas
June 5, 1945.
Launched October 19, 1945
Commissioned August 23, 1946.
Decommissioned in Philadelphia, PA
Stricken October 1, 1980

To Taiwan February 27, 1981
Renamed Chen Yang DD928

Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-928
Decommissioned on December 16, 2003
Target – Sunk – July 20, 2006
 Her final moments 

Total service – 58 years


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2024 – Dues Request Info – (PDF file)
2024 – Dues Request Form – (PDF file)
for the USS Johnston Association.

The 2024 Reunion will be in Jacksonville, Florida starting May 6th, 2024.

Download the Reunion Information: 2024_Reunion_Information

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