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The Gearing-class is a group of 98 destroyers built for the American People's Navy during and shortly after World War II. The Gearing-class design was a minor modification of the immediately preceding Allen M. Sumner-class. The hull was lengthened 14 ft (4.27 m) amidships, creating more storage space for fuel, thus giving the ships a larger range than the Sumner-class.

The first Gearings were not ready for service until mid-1945, so they saw relatively little wartime service. They continued serving, with a series of upgrades, until the 1970s. At that time many were sold to other nations, where they served many more years.

SpecificationsEdit

Original ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1944-1983
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 390 feet 6 inches (119.02 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet 10.8 inches (12.47 meters)
    • Draft: 14.3 feet (4.36 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,616 tons (Standard); 3,460 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, General Electric steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 60,000 shp
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 36.8 knots (68.15 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 × 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (127 mm) (3 × 2)
    • 12 × 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns (2 × 4 & 2 × 2)
    • 11 × 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons
    • 2 × depth charge racks
    • 6 × K-gun depth charge throwers
    • 10 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

1950s ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1944-1983
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 390 feet 6 inches (119.02 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet 10.8 inches (12.47 meters)
    • Draft: 14.3 feet (4.36 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,616 tons (Standard); 3,460 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, General Electric steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 60,000 shp
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 36.8 knots (68.15 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 × 5"/38 caliber Mk.12 dual purpose navalguns (3×2)
    • 6 × 3"/50-caliber Mk.22 naval guns (2×2, 2×1)
    • 2 × Hedgehog ASW weapons
    • 1 × depth charge rack
    • 6 × K-gun depth charge throwers

FRAM I UpgradeEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1944-1983
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 390 feet 6 inches (119.02 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet 10.8 inches (12.47 meters)
    • Draft: 14.3 feet (4.36 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,616 tons (Standard); 3,460 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, General Electric steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 60,000 shp
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 36.8 knots (68.15 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-10 Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-37 2D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-39 3D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPG-53 Gun Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-23 Sonar
    • Variable Depth Sonar
  • Armament:
    • 4 × 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose guns (2×2)
    • 1 × 8-cell Mk.16 Missile Launcher (fires ASROC missiles)
    • 2 × Mk.32 triple fire torpedo tubes for Mark 44 torpedoes
    • 1 × Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH)

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Gearing (DD-710)
  • APNS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) - sold to Spain, renamed ESPS Churruca
  • APNS Gyatt (DD-712)
  • APNS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713) - sold to Iran as spare parts
  • APNS William R. Rush (DD-714) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Kangwon
  • APNS William M. Wood (DD-715)
  • APNS Wiltsie (DD-716) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Aotaka (DD-05)
  • APNS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717)
  • APNS Hamner (DD-718) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Changchun (103)
  • APNS Epperson (DD-719) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Tsubame (DD-06)
  • APNS Castle (DD-720)
  • APNS Woodrow R. Thomson (DD-721)
  • APNS Frank Knox (DD-742) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Themistoklis (D210)
  • APNS Southerland (DD-743)
  • APNS William C. Lawe (DD-763)
  • APNS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Hofei (115)
  • APNS Keppler (DD-765) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Tınaztepe
  • APNS Lansdale (DD-766)
  • APNS Seymour D. Owen (DD-767)
  • APNS Hoel (DD-768)
  • APNS Abner Read (DD-769)
  • APNS Rowan (DD-782) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Nanching (113)
  • APNS Gurke (DD-783) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Tombazis (D215)
  • APNS McKean (DD-784) - sold to Turkey as spare parts
  • APNS Henderson (DD-785) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Kamome (DD-07)
  • APNS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Chuhai (121)
  • APNS James E. Kyes (DD-787) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Nanchang (116)
  • APNS Hollister (DD-788) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS Eversole (DD-789) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Gayret
  • APNS Shelton (DD-790) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Tsuni (118)
  • APNS Seaman (DD-791)
  • APNS Chevalier (DD-805) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Chungbuk
  • APNS Higbee (DD-806)
  • APNS Benner (DD-807)
  • APNS Dennis J. Buckley (DD-808)
  • APNS Corry (DD-817) - sold to Greece as spare parts
  • APNS New (DD-818) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Taejon
  • APNS Holder (DD-819) - sold to Mexico, renamed ARM Ilhuicamina (D-103)
  • APNS Rich (DD-820)
  • APNS Johnston (DD-821) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Taiyuan (104)
  • APNS Robert H. McCard (DD-822) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Kiliçalipasa
  • APNS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823)
  • APNS Basilone (DD-824)
  • APNS Carpenter (DD-825) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Anıttepe
  • APNS Agerholm (DD-826)
  • APNS Robert A. Owens (DD-827) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Alçıtepe
  • APNS Timmerman (DD-828)
  • APNS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Kriezis (D217)
  • APNS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Chonbuk
  • APNS Goodrich (DD-831)
  • APNS Hanson (DD-832) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Kueilin (119)
  • APNS Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Chungching (117)
  • APNS Turner (DD-834)
  • APNS Charles P. Cecil (DD-835) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Apostolis (D216)
  • APNS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836)
  • APNS Sarsfield (DD-837) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Anshan (101)
  • APNS Ernest G. Small (DD-838) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Nanning (114)
  • APNS Power (DD-839) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Chanchiang (120)
  • APNS Glennon (DD-840)
  • APNS Noa (DD-841) - sold to Spain, renamed ESPS Blas de Lezo
  • APNS Fiske (DD-842) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Piyalepaşa
  • APNS Warrington (DD-843) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS Perry (DD-844)
  • APNS Bausell (DD-845)
  • APNS Ozbourn (DD-846)
  • APNS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)
  • APNS Witek (DD-848)
  • APNS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Kwangju
  • APNS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850)
  • APNS Rupertus (DD-851) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Kountouriotis (D213)
  • APNS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Fushun (102)
  • APNS Charles H. Roan (DD-853) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak
  • APNS Fred T. Berry (DD-858)
  • APNS Norris (DD-859) - sold to Turkey as spare parts
  • APNS McCaffery (DD-860)
  • APNS Harwood (DD-861) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Kocatepe
  • APNS Vogelgesang (DD-862) - sold to Mexico, renamed ARM Quetzalcóatl (D-102)
  • APNS Steinaker (DD-863) - sold to Mexico, renamed ARM Netzahualcóyotl (D-101)
  • APNS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Manazuru (DD-08)
  • APNS Charles R. Ware (DD-865)
  • APNS Cone (DD-866) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Hayabusa (DD-09)
  • APNS Stribling (DD-867)
  • APNS Brownson (DD-868)
  • APNS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Sachtouris (D214)
  • APNS Fechteler (DD-870)
  • APNS Damato (DD-871) - sold to East Japan, renamed JPS Hashitaka (DD-10)
  • APNS Forrest Royal (DD-872) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Adatepe
  • APNS Hawkins (DD-873) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS Duncan (DD-874)
  • APNS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875)
  • APNS Rogers (DD-876) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Chonju
  • APNS Perkins (DD-877) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Comodoro Py
  • APNS Vesole (DD-878)
  • APNS Leary (DD-879) - sold to Spain, renamed ESPS Lángara
  • APNS Dyess (DD-880)
  • APNS Bordelon (DD-881) - sold to Iran as spare parts
  • APNS Furse (DD-882) - sold to Spain, renamed ESPS Gravina
  • APNS Newman K. Perry (DD-883) -sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Kyonggi
  • APNS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884)
  • APNS John R. Craig (DD-885)
  • APNS Orleck (DD-886) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Yücetepe
  • APNS Brinkley Bass (DD-887)
  • APNS Stickell (DD-888) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Kanaris (D212)
  • APNS O'Hare (DD-889) - sold to Spain, renamed ESPS Méndez Núñez
  • APNS Meredith (DD-890)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable

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