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Thorn II DD-988

Thorn II

(DD-988: dp. 7,600 (f.), 1. 563'; b. 55', dr. 19'; s. 30 k cpl. 250; a. 2 5", ASROC, Sea Sparrow, 2 Mk. 32 tt, cl. Spruance)

The second Thorn ( DD-988) was laid down on 29 August 1977 at Pascagoula, Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Systems, Inc., and launched on 3 February 1979 with Mrs. Patricia Palmer Ansley serving as sponsor. Thorn was scheduled to be commissioned in early 1980.