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Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:56:15 -0700

A fuel tanker truck filled with biofuel moves into position to begin fueling the decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer self defense test ship USS Paul F. Foster on the fuel pier at Naval Base Point Loma in November, 2011. Trevor Welsh/U.S. Navy ...

Popular Science

Popular Science
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

Testing modern naval weapons in a realistic way is tricky. In order to operate properly, ships need a crew, but there are times, like determining whether a new anti-missile weapon actually works, where having people on deck is an unnecessary risk. To ...

Jalopnik

Jalopnik
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:10:13 -0800

The USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) is a Spruance Class Destroyer that was originally commissioned in 1976 and served till its decommissioning in 2003, between which it took part in multiple conflicts around the globe. Among many historical acts, the ...

Daily Union

Daily Union
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:45:02 -0800

Bills served on USS John Young (DD-973), a Spruance-class destroyer. He was in charge of fire control and responsible for radars, guns and missiles. “We were to watch our weapons from the sea and basically ruin someone's day without actually having to ...
 
Washington Times
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 06:18:45 -0700

“It's the heart of the ship,” said shipyard program manager Todd Estes, who served as an engineering chief aboard a Spruance-class destroyer before leaving the Navy. The ship itself will boast plenty of new technologies: an angular shape to reduce ...
 
Military.com
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:00:00 -0700

SAN DIEGO - USS Cushing (DD 985), the last Spruance-class destroyer in service with the U.S. Navy, was decommissioned Sept. 21 on the 26th anniversary of the ship's commissioning. Speakers for the decommissioning ceremony included Cushing's first ...

OB Rag

OB Rag
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:10 -0700

The shooting down of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17th – allegedly by separatists fighting the Kiev government – killing all 295 people on board, has shocked the world, and has intensified the demands for sanctions on ...
 
Motley Fool
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:41:15 -0700

A decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer (the Paul F. Foster (EDD 964)), the Test Ship is a vessel that the Navy uses to demonstrate short-range weapon systems and other surface combat and weapon system projects under evaluation for deployment.
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