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Ship's Characteristics

Namesake: Jeremiah O’Brien
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid Down: July 12, 1943
Launched: December 5, 1943
Commissioned: February 25, 1944
Decommissioned: February 18, 1972
Struck: February 18, 1972
Class and Type: Allen M. Sumner – class destroyer
Displacement: 2,200 Tons
Length: 376 ft. 6in. (114.8m)
Beam: 40 ft. (912.2m)
Draft: 15 ft. 8 in. (4.8m)
Propulsion: 60,000 shp (45 MW) – 2 propellers
Speed: 6500 nmi (12,000 km) @ 15 kt
Complement 336
Armament: 6 X 5 n./38 guns (12cm)
12 x 40mm AA guns
11 x 20mm AA guns
10 x 21 in. torpedo ubs
6 x depth charge projectors
2 x dept charge tracks