|USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968) was a Spruance-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Arthur W. Radford USN (1896ľ1973), the first naval officer to hold the title of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. |
She was laid down by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula in Mississippi and launched on 21 March 1975, sponsored by Mrs. Arthur W. Radford, the widow of the late admiral. She commissioned on 16 April 1977 and decommissioned on 18 March 2003, after serving 26 years.