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USS KING (DL-10 / DLG-10 / DDG-41)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NXAY

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - BUCCANEER

CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 5648 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 512' 6" (oa) x 52' 4" x 17' 9" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 1 Terrier Missile SAM System, 1 ASROC ASW System,
6 x 12.75" MK 32 ASW TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 5000 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 360.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard on March 1 1957.
Launched December 6 1958 and commissioned November 17 1960.
Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate DLG -10 November 14 1956.
Decommissioned April 30 1974 and recommissioned September 17 1977.
Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer DDG -41 June 30 1975.
Decommissioned March 28 1991.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sold April 15 1994 and broken up for scrap By J&L Metals, Wilmington N.C. during 1995.

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King 82kFleet Admiral Ernest J. King ,1878-1956, American admiral, commander in chief of the U.S. fleet (1941–45), b. Lorain, Ohio. A graduate of Annapolis, he distinguished himself in many branches of naval service, including the submarine and air arms. In World War I he was assistant chief of staff to Admiral Henry T. Mayo, commander of the Atlantic Fleet. King himself commanded (Feb.–Dec., 1941) the Atlantic Fleet and then became commander of the U.S. naval forces. King also became (Mar., 1942) chief of naval operations and directed the naval strategy that took the U.S. fleet into Japanese waters. He was made (1944) fleet admiral (five-star admiral) and retired from the navy a year later. Photo #: 80-G-416886. Portrait photograph, taken in 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Bill Gonyo
King 50kSample artist's conception by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
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King 180kUndated, location unknown. Identifiable ships from left to right include the USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and the USS Coontz (DLG-9).Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 124kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
King 94kNewspaper clipping of the Coontz and King prior to Commissioning.Brian Kroenung
King 171kUndated newspaper clipping of the Coontz, King, Mahan and Preble together.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 109kAs DLG-10, udated location unknown.-
King 117kAs DLG-10, udated location unknown.William F. Yannayon Sr.
King 59kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
King 105kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
King 146kApril 12, 1957, #3 drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, USS King (DLG-10) left side, USS Coontz (DLG-9), right side.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 147kApril 12, 1957, #3 drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, USS King (DLG-10) left side, USS Coontz (DLG-9), right side.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 122kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, August 9, 1957.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 139kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, August 19, 1957.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 142kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, August 23, 1957.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 127kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, August 23, 1957.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 144kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 20, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 153kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 20, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 128kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, July 25, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 144kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, July 25, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 128kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, November 26, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 118kUSS Coontz (DLG-9) and USS King (DLG-10) during their construction at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, November 28, 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 95kNewspaper clipping of the Coontz and King under construction.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
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USS Coontz and USS King Christening booklet from December 6 1958.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
King 59kUSS King (DLG-10) underway circa 1961, location unknown. Note ASROC mounted forward in "B" position. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.Robert Hurst
King 56kPhoto by Kenneth Chastain taken from the 01 level aft on the USS Mahan DLG-11. The King mooring outboard of the Mahan in San Diego in 1961.Dick Hall
King 115kUSS Rogers (DDR-876), USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and USS Coontz (DLG-9) lined up together at San Diego, 4 February, 1961.Robert Hurst
King 93kAs above.Robert Hurst
King 207kUnderway on 26 February 1965. Photographer PH1 A.E. Gilless. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 106808.Robert Hurst
King 25kAs DLG-10 San Francisco March 1970.Marc Piché
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King 93kUndated, location unknown.Gerd Matthes
King 100kAt Barcelona, Spain, on July 11, 1979, alongside the Leahy-class guided missile cruiser USS Richmond K. Turner (CG 20). Both ships were originally built as guided missile "frigates" (DLG), the Farraguts being, in fact, the immediate predecessors to the Leahys, but they looked quite different: the Richmond K. Turner was a "double ender" (i.e., with missile launchers forward and aft) and introduced the "macks" (combination of mast and stack), while the King had an undeniable destroyer heritage.Fabio Peña
King 95kThough the setting sun reduces visibility, this photo shows differences in size and appearance between what would eventually be the oldest and the newest classes of active destroyers in the U.S. Navy: the Spruance-class, represented by USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) and the Farragut-class, represented by USS King (DDG 41). Taken at Barcelona, Spain, on July 21, 1979.Fabio Peña
King 129kDN-SN-83-00264. A view of the twin Mark 10 Mod O launcher for Terrier/Standard-ER missiles on board the guided missile destroyer USS KING (DD-41) during exercise Unitas XXI, October 1 1980.Bill Gonyo
King 115kDN-SN-83-00282. October 1 1980, a starboard bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS King (DDG 41) off the coast of South America during UNITAS XXI.Robert M. Cieri
King 183kDN-ST-83-00274. October 1 1980, an aerial starboard bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS King (DDG 41) and the destroyer USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) off the coast of South America during exercise UNITAS XXI.Robert M. Cieri
King 49kAs DDG-41 Hampton Roads August 17 1983.Marc Piché
King 73kIn Chesapeake Bay August 17, 1983.Marc Piché
King 77kAs above.Marc Piché
King 44kDN-SC-89-06102. November 1 1983, a port bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS King (DDG 41) underway in the Atlantic. U.S. Navy Photo by PH2 Fazer.Robert M. Cieri
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Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1985
Wolfgang Hechler
King 139kDN-ST-86-02424. A port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS KING (DDG-41) underway. The ship's crew is manning the rails. Photo by PH1 Hilton, February 1 1985.Bill Gonyo
King 26kAs DDG-41 Norfolk July 1985.Marc Piché
King 25kThe guided missile destroyer USS King (DDG-41) closing to refuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, May 1986. Photo by George Mortimer.Robert Hurst
King 68kMay 6 1987, a starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS King (DDG-41) executing a hard turn to port. U.S. Navy Photo.Fred Weiss
King 36kAs DDG-41 Antwerp, Belgium September 11 1987.Marc Piché
King 53kAs DDG-41 Antwerp, Belgium September 11 1987.Marc Piché
King 55kAs DDG-41 Antwerp, Belgium September 27 1987.Marc Piché
King 181kThe King with the USS Puget Sound (AD-38) on opposite side of the pier and probably the USS Scott (DDG-995) in front. Appears to have been taken at the D&S piers in Norfolk in the late 1980's.-
King 72kUndated postcard Copyright © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.Mike Smolinski
King 58kAs DDG-41 Portsmouth, England October 29 1990.Marc Piché
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Decommissioning pamphlet - March 28 1991
Wolfgang Hechler
Patches
King 82kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
King 73kShip's patchMike Smolinski
King 132kShip's bumper sticker.Wolfgang Hechler
King 77kShip's bumper sticker.Wolfgang Hechler

USS KING DL-10 / DLG-10 / DDG-41 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Melvin Earl Bustard Jr.    Nov 17 1960 - Jun 1 1962
CDR Frank Henry Sonntag    Jun 1 1962 - Jun 19 1963
CDR Thomas Edward Groves    Jun 19 1963 - Jul 20 1963
CDR Edward Lull Cochrane Jr.    Jul 20 1963 - Jan 30 1965
CDR Charles Pinkney Tesh    Jan 30 1965 - Dec 3 1966 (Later RADM)
CDR William Lawrence Read    Dec 3 1966 - Aug 3 1968 (Later VADM)
CDR John Duncan Scull    Aug 3 1968 - May 23 1970
CDR Dempster McKee Jackson    May 23 1970 - Oct 23 1971 (Later RADM)
CDR Richard Ray Tarbuck    Oct 23 1971 - Jul 7 1973
CDR Donald Ralph Anderson    Jul 7 1973 - Apr 30 1974
(Decommissioned Apr 30 1974 - Sep 17 1977)
CDR Grant Alexander Sharp    Sep 17 1977 - Jun 17 1979 (Later RADM)
CDR Hiram Ward Clark Jr.    Jun 17 1979 - Aug 7 1981 (Later ADM)
CDR John Scott Redd    Aug 7 1981 - Jul 15 1983 (Later VADM)
CDR Robert Dennis Pacek    Jul 15 1983 - Jul 25 1985
CDR Stephen Russel Woodall    Jul 25 1985 - Jun 26 1987
CDR James Wesley Moreland III    Jun 26 1987 - May 18 1990
CDR Robert Edward Williams Jr.    May 18 1990 - Mar 28 1991

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Peter Vuchetich
Address: 1904 Gateway Drive, San Diego CA 92105-5106
Phone: 619-263-0788
E-mail: DLG-10@HullNumber.com
Next reunion: Orlando, Florida, June 2009.

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS King website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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