USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)

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USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)
USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)
Type destroyer
Keel laying October 27, 1953
Launch 5th February 1955
1. Period of service flag
period of service

Nov. 9, 1955 -
November 5, 1982

Whereabouts Not clear
Technical specifications

4,619 tons


127.50 meters


13.80 meters


6.7 meters




Two steam turbines, 70,000 hp, two screws

The USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) was a destroyer of the US Navy and lead ship of the Forrest Sherman-class destroyer . She is the first ship to be named after Admiral Forrest P. Sherman .


Construction and commissioning

Ordered on March 10, 1951 as the first destroyer since World War II , the ship was laid down on October 27, 1953 at Bath Iron Works . The launch took place on February 5, 1955, after the baptism by the widow of the namesake. On November 9, 1955, the ship was then put into service with the US Navy.

period of service

The destroyer operated for the first few years mainly in the Atlantic , the Caribbean and with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean . In 1958 she was the first ship in her class to circumnavigate the globe within three months. In the 1960s she was again mostly in the Mediterranean. In 1968 the ship was modernized and equipped with new communication systems. In the 1970s she took part in operations in the North Sea , the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, as well as in several exercises and joint operations with the navies of the Central American states. At the beginning of the 1980s, the destroyer made trips off the east coast of Africa together with the USS Mullinnix . In 1982 he was decommissioned. Until 1990, the Forrest Sherman was assigned to the reserve fleet.


The ship is currently in the Inactive Ship Facility Philadelphia ( 39 ° 53 ′ 34.8 ″  N , 75 ° 11 ′ 20.4 ″  W ). It was originally supposed to be sold for scrapping after being removed from the shipping registers, but a non-profit organization is trying to keep the ship as a museum ship in Delaware .

Web links

Commons : USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. Group seeks to dock post-WWII ship in Del. , accessed April 25, 2011