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 The USS KING was authorized by Congress in the 1956 Shipbuilding Program. Her keel was laid in March 1957 at [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Puget_Sound_Naval_Shipyard|Puget Sound Naval Shipyard]] Bremerton, Washington. She was launched 6 December 1958, and commissioned on 17 November 1960. The USS KING (DLG-10) is the first ship to be named after [[fadmking|Fleet Admiral Ernest J. KING]]. [[bustard|CDR Melvin E. BUSTARD]] was the first Commanding Officer. ​ The USS KING was authorized by Congress in the 1956 Shipbuilding Program. Her keel was laid in March 1957 at [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Puget_Sound_Naval_Shipyard|Puget Sound Naval Shipyard]] Bremerton, Washington. She was launched 6 December 1958, and commissioned on 17 November 1960. The USS KING (DLG-10) is the first ship to be named after [[fadmking|Fleet Admiral Ernest J. KING]]. [[bustard|CDR Melvin E. BUSTARD]] was the first Commanding Officer. ​
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 The KING is approximately 512 feet long and has a beam of 52 feet. Fully loaded she displaces 5600 tons and is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots. The KING is approximately 512 feet long and has a beam of 52 feet. Fully loaded she displaces 5600 tons and is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots.