(DDG-2: dp. 4,500 (f.); l. 437'; b. 47'; dr. 22', s. 30+ k.; cpl. 354; a. "Tartar" guided missiles, 2 5"; cl. Charles F. Adams)
Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) was launched 8 September l959 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; sponsored by Mrs. R. Homans, sister of Mr. Adams; and commissioned 10 September 1960, Commander W. R. Monroe, Jr., in command.
From commissioning through the end of 1960, Charles F. Adams operated along the east coast on shakedown training.