Charles F Adams Class

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Charles F Adams Class Fleet Escort Destroyers.  Photos and history of the destroyers of the Charles F Adams Class, including USS Charles F Adams, USS John King, USS Lawrence, USS Claude V Ricketts, USS Barney, USS Henry B Wilson, USS Lynde McCormick, USS Towers, USS Sampson, USS Sellers, USS Robinson, USS Hoel, USS Buchanan, USS Berkeley, USS Joseph Strauss, USS Conyngham, USS Semmes, USS Tattnall, USS Goldsborough, USS Cochrane, USS Benjamin Stoddert, USS Richard E Byrd and USS Waddell. 
(DDG2) USS Charles F Adams 8th September 1959 Decommissioned 1st August 1990
(DDG3) USS John King 30th January 1960 Decommissioned 30th March 1990
(DDG4) USS Lawrence 27th February 1960 Decommissioned 30th March 1990
(DDG5) USS Claude V Ricketts (ex USS Biddle) 4th June 1960 Decommissioned 31st October 1989
(DDG6) USS Barney 10th December 1960 Decommissioned 17th December 1990
(DDG7) USS Henry B Wilson 23rd April 1959 Decommissioned 2nd October 1989
(DDG8) USS Lynde McCormick 9th September 1960 Decommissioned 24th June 1991
(DDG9) USS Towers 23rd April 1959 Decommissioned 1st October 1990
(DDG10) USS Sampson 9th September 1960 Decommissioned 24th June 1991
(DDG11) USS Sellers 9th September 1960 Decommissioned 31st October 1989
(DDG12) USS Robinson 27th April 1960 Decommissioned 1st October 1991
(DDG13) USS Hoel 4th August 1960 Decommissioned 1st October 1990
(DDG14) USS Buchanan 11th May 1960 Decommissioned 1st October 1991
(DDG15) USS Berkeley 29th July 1961 Decommissioned 1st October 1992, to Greece
(DDG16) USS Joseph Strauss 9th December 1961 Decommissioned 1st February 1990, Stricken 1st October 1991.  To Greece 1992
(DDG17) USS Conyngham 19th May 1962 Decommissioned 26th October 1990
(DDG18) USS Semmes 20th May 1961 Decommissioned 12th April 1991, Stricken 1991.  To Greece 1992
(DDG19) USS Tattnall 28th August 1991 Decommissioned 18th January 1991
(DDG20) USS Goldsborough 15th December 1961 Decommissioned October 1992, to Australia for parts
(DDG21) USS Cochrane 18th July 1961 Decommissioned 1st October 1990
(DDG22) USS Benjamin Stoddert 8th January 1963 Decommissioned 20th December 1991
(DDG23) USS Richard E Byrd 6th February 1962 Decommissioned 1st May 1992
(DDG24) USS Waddell 26th February 1963 Decommissioned 1st October 1992, to Greece
USS John King

DDG3 USS John King. Sent in by Alex Cole

USS Barney

USS Barney.

USS Conyngham

USS Conyngham (DDG17), closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM230