Stuff You Should Know
USS Charles F. Adams was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on June 16, 1958 and launched on September 8, 1959. It was commissioned on September 10, 1960 with the hull number DDG-2 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, Charleston or Mayport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1990 and acquired as a museum item.