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tons (4,182 tons full load)|
|Length:||438 ft (133.5 m)|
ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft 9 in (7.6 m)|
× CE 1200psi boilers|
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
|Complement:||18 officers, 267 enlisted|
and processing systems:||AN/SPS-67 Air Search Radar|
AN/SPS-10 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
|Electronic warfare and decoys:||AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System|
|Armament:||one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles|
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
|Aircraft carried:||one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter|
of the USS Thomas C. Hart (DE/FF-1092) symbolizes the mission of the first ship to bear Admiral Hart's name and recreates
the substance of the Hart family crest. It was designed after consultation with the members of the ship's company.
The horned stag, a "hart", is found on the family shield. The fleur-de-lis is also
found on the coat of arms, and the three presented here represent faith, wisdom, and valor, as well as the City of New Orleans,
Louisiana, the locale in which HART's keel was laid and the majority of her construction completed.
The four stars represent the rank of Admiral attained by Thomas C. Hart.
The compass rose surrounding
the distinctive silhouette of the FF-1078 class ocean escort represents the Navy's world control of the seas and HART's
capability to respond in the nation's service whenever and wherever she is needed.
words Securitas, Pax, Victoria, are translated "Security, Peace, Victory". Their use was inspired by a passage
from a speech delivered by President John F. Kennedy in June 1963: "Control of the seas means security, Control of the
seas means peace, Control of the seas means victory."
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May 1974 Cruiser-Destroyerman Article on TC Hart