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USS Furse was decommissioned on 31 August 1972,

and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 June 1975.

 She was transferred to Spain and renamed Gravina.

SPS GRAVINA D62

 

Name: SPS Gravina (D62)
Namesake: Federico Carlos Gravina y Nápoli
Acquired: 1972
Commissioned: 13 June 1972
Decommissioned: 30 September 1991
Fate: Scrapped, 1991

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Coat of arms for the Spanish DesRon 11,

 USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711), USS Furse (DD-882), USS O'Hare
(DD-889), USS Leary (DD-879) and USS Noa (DD-841).

Federico Carlos Gravina y Nápoli. Born in
Palermo, 12 August 1756. Died in Cádiz, 9 March 1806. Spanish sailor, 12th
Commandant General of the Spanish Royal Navy. Renowned for his
participation in the Battle of Trafalgar, he was one of Spain's most distinguished sailors,
always effective in both his military and diplomatic positions.

USS FURSE/D62 GRAVINA MAST

The mast of the USS Furse/ D62 Gravina is preserved at the Open Air Naval Museum in Limpias, Spain. Articles were donated by various naval bases such as Ferrol, Mahon, San Fernando, Rota and others. The pieces range from anchors, to propellers, naval artillery, a mine, a torpedo etc. Main mast from D-62 "Gravina", and a torpedo G7 model donated by the Rota base. Another highlight is one of the guns from the cruiser "Admiral Cervera" and the old cannon donated by the Naval Station Mahon captured in the reconquest of Minorca in 1782. 

 

5 Ex-US GEARING (FRAM 1) DESTROYERS TRANSFERED TO SPAIN

CHURRUCA (ex USS Eugene Green DD711)

GRAVINA (ex USS Furse DD882)

MENDEZ NUNEZ (ex USS O Hare DD889)

LANGARA (ex USS Leary DD879)

BLAS DE LEZO (ex USS Noa DD 841)

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I would appreciate hearing from anyone that served on the SPS Gravina (D62). Any history of the ship 
would be helpful to add to the Gravina page on the web site. Send any information to
naplesdlr@aol.com

Agradecería saber de alguien que sirvía en el SPS Gravina (D62). Cualquier historia de la nave sería útil añadir a la página de Gravina en este sitio web. Por favor enviar cualquier información a naplesdlr@aol.com

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