USS English (DD-696)

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USS English (DD-696)


Career (United States)
Name: USS English
Namesake: Rear Admiral Robert Henry English (1888-1943)
Builder: Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Laid down: 19 October 1943
Launched: 27 February 1944
Sponsored by: Ensign Eloise W. English, USNR(W)
Commissioned: 4 May 1944
Decommissioned: 15 May 1970
Struck: 15 May 1970
Fate: To Taiwan 11 August 1970
Career (Republic of China)
Name: ROCS Huei Yang (DD-6)
Acquired: 11 August 1970
Reclassified: DDG-906
Decommissioned: 16 August 1999
Fate: Sunk as a target on 14 October 2003
General characteristics
Class & type: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer
Displacement: 2,200 tons
Length: 376 ft 6 in (114.8 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Draft: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion:

60,000 shp (45 MW)

  • 2 propellers
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h)
Range: 6500 nm @ 15 kn (12,000 km @ 28 km/h)
Complement: 336
Armament: 6 × 5 in/38 cal guns (12 cm),
12 × 40mm AA guns,
11 × 20mm AA guns,
10 × 21 in. torpedo tubes,
6 × depth charge projectors,
2 × depth charge tracks

USS English (DD-696), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, named for Rear Admiral Robert Henry English, a submariner who commanded the Helena and was awarded the Navy Cross and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. Rear Admiral English was so serving when killed in a flying boat accident in California 21 January 1943.

English was launched 27 February 1944 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Ensign Eloise W. English, USNR(W), daughter of Rear Admiral English; and commissioned 4 May 1944, Commander James Thomas Smith in command.

Read more about USS English (DD-696):  Decommissioning, Republic of China Service, 1970-1999, Awards

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USS English (DD-696) - Awards
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