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USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884)


Destroyer Warship


United States | 1945



"Nearly 100 of the Gearing-class destroyers were completed for the USN in World War 2 - many going on to see service in the post-war years including USS Parks."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884).
4 x Boiler units feeding 2 x General Electric steam turbines developing 60,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern.
Propulsion
36.8 kts
42.3 mph
Surface Speed
4,501 nm
5,180 miles | 8,336 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884).
336
Personnel
Complement
390.5 ft
119.02 meters
O/A Length
40.1 ft
12.22 meters
Beam
14.4 ft
4.39 meters
Draught
2,615
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884).
6 x 5" (130mm) Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted main guns.
12 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) automatic cannons.
11 x 20mm Oerlikon AA automatic cannons.
10 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.
Ships-in-Class (98)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) family line as relating to the Gearing-class group.
USS Gearing (DD-710); USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711); USS Gyatt (DD-712); USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713/DDR-713); USS William R. Rush (DD-714); USS William M. Wood (DD-715); USS Witsie (DD-716); USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717); USS Hamner (DD-718); USS USS Epperson (DD-719/DDE-719); USS Frank Knox (DD-742/DDR-742); USS Southerland (DD-743); USS William C. Lawe (DD-763); USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764/DDE-764); USS Keppler (DD-765/DDE-765); USS Rowan (DD-782); USS Gurke (DD-783); USS McKean (DD-784); USS Henderson (DD-785); USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786); James E. Kyes (DD-787); USS Hollister (DD-788); USS Eversole (DD-789): USS Shelton (DD-790); USS Chevalier (DD-805/DDR-805); USS Higbee (DD-806); USS Benner (DD-807/DDR-807); USS Dennis J. Buckley (DD-808); USS Corry (DD-817); USS New (DD-818); USS Holder (DD-819); USS USS Rich (DD-820); USS Johnston (DD-821); USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822); USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823); USS Basilone (); USS Carpenter (); USS Agerholm (); USS Robert A. Owens (); USS Timmerman (); USS Myles C. Fox (); USS Everett F. Larson (); USS Goodrich (); USS Hanson (); USS Herbert J. Thomas (); USS Turner (); USS Charles P. Cecil (); USS George K. McKenzie (); USS Sarsfield (); USS Ernest G. Small (); USS Power (); USS Glennon (); USS Noa (); USS Fiske (); USS Warrington (); USS Perry (); USS Bausell (); Ozbourn (); USS Robert L. Wilson (); USS Witek (); USS Richard E. Kraus (); USS Joseph P. Kennedy (); USS Rupertus (); USS Leonard F. Mason (); USS Charles H. Roan (); USS Fred T. Berry (); USS USS Norris (); USS McCaffrey (); USS Harwood (); USS Vogelsang (); USS Steinaker (); USS Harold J. Ellison (); USS Charles R. Ware (); USS Cone (); USS Stribling (); USS Brownson (); USS Arnold J. Isbell (); USS Fechteler (); USS Damato (); USS Forrest Royal (); USS Hawkins (); USS Duncan (); USS Henry W. Tucker (); USS Rogers (); USS Perkins (); USS Vesole (); USS Leary (); USS Dyess (); USS Bordeion (); USS Furse (); USS Newman K. Perry (); USS Floyd B. Parks (); USS John R. Craig (DD-885); USS Orleck (DD-886); USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887); USS Stickell (DD-888); USS O-Hare (DD-889); USS Meredith (DD-890)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
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Image of the USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884)
United States Navy image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
CLOSE-TO-SHORE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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