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USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884)

Destroyer Warship (1945)

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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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Service Year

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Destroyed, Scrapped.


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)

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

390.5 ft
119.02 m
40.1 ft
12.22 m
14.4 ft
4.39 m

Installed Power: 4 x Boiler units feeding 2 x General Electric steam turbines developing 60,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
36.8 kts
(42.3 mph)
4,501 nm
(5,180 mi | 8,336 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.

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