USS Gearing (DD-710) in the Mediterranean Sea in 1960

Gearing-class Destroyer

Afilliation United States Navy
Max. Displacement Info Required
Main Guns 3 turrets (2 forward, 1 aft)
Sub Guns None
Torpedoes 2 banks along centreline
Anti Sub 2 rails aft depth charge
Has Camouflage No
Cost 51,000
REXP 950
Required Level 8
Upgraded From Fletcher-class
Upgrades Into Omaha-class



The Gearing class is a group of 98 destroyers built for the US Navy during and shortly afterWorld War II. The Gearing design was a minor modification of the immediately preceding Allen M. Sumner class. The hull was lengthened 14 ft (4.3 m) amidships, creating more storage space for fuel, thus giving the ships a longer range than the Sumners.

The first Gearings were not ready for service until mid-1945, so they saw relatively little wartime service. They continued serving, with a series of upgrades, until the 1970s. At that time many were sold to other nations, where they served many more years.

Ten Gearing-class ships still exist. ARM Netzahualcóyotl (D-102), formerly USS Steinaker (DD-863), is active in the Mexican navy. As of April 2012 two were laid up in non-operational condition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan: ROCS Chien Yang (DDG-912), formerly USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) and ROCS Sheng Yang (DDG-923), formerly USS Power (DD-839). The other seven are museum ships: ROKN Kang Won (DD-922), formerly USS William R. Rush (DD-714), near Busan, South Korea; TCG Gayret (D-352), formerly USS Eversole (DD-789), in Izmit, Turkey; ROKN Jeong Buk (DD-916), formerly USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830), near Gangneung, South Korea; ROCS Te Yang (DDG-925), formerly USS Sarsfield (DD-837), in Tainan, Taiwan; USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) in Fall River, MA; ROKN Jeong Ju (DD-925), formerly USS Rogers (DD-876), near Cheonan, South Korea and USS Orleck (DD-886)in Lake Charles, LA.