USS NEWMAN K PERRY

                     DD/DDR 883

   GEARING CLASS DESTROYER 

WW 2 Configuration

NEWMAN K. PERRY prior to FRAM 1

NEWMAN K. PERRY after FRAM 1

 

 

Bilt By:                              Consolidated, Orange Texas

Laid Down:                       October 10, 1944

Launched:                          March 17, 1945

Commissioned:                   July 26, 1945

Fate:                         February 27,  1981 - Sold to South Korean Navy  -  New Name  KYONG KAI       Hull # 923 

 In 1993 the ship had a fuel fire while steaming pierside at the Chinhae ROKN Navy base pier # 9.  Three ROKN crew members died.  The ship was repaired and continued to serve until decommissioned on August 31, 1998.  The ship was sold for scrap on December 31, 1998

                                    

       The Gearing Class as Constructed

     

Displacement:             2,616  Tons   (3,460 Tons Full Load)

Length:                       390 Feet  6 Inches

Beam:                         40 Feet  10 Inches

Draught:                     14 Feet  4 Inches       (mean)

Machinery:                 Four Babcock & Wilcox Boilers, Two Shaft    G.E.C.  Geared Turbines

Performance:              60,000  SHP   for  36.8 Knots

Bunkerage:                 740   Tons

Range:                        4,500   Nautical Miles at 20 Knots

Guns:                       Six   5 inch  DP;   Twelve 40 mm;   Eleven 20 mm

Torpedoes:                 Ten 21 inch in Two Mounts