Antisubmarine Rocket (ASROC) Deck

The 01 level ASROC deck was utilized for two primary purposes, launching the ASROC missile and for underway replenishment at sea. Monitoring and launch control of the rocket can be enabled from the ASROC Control station just forward of the No 2 smoke stack on this deck, only after the Commanding Officer of the ship uses his key to enable the system. ASROC can also be fired from Combat Information Center though the training and elevating of the launcher typically was done via the control station.

ASROC's were carted in their stowage cans from the ASROC magazine aft of the ASROC deck to the ASROC hydaulic loader crane. The launcher then was tilted 45 degrees to the deck and a rail was extended for the rocket to be loaded into one of the temperature controlled cells. When handling nuclear ASROC's, strict security procedures were initiated and armed guards would roam the deck.

When the destroyer was running low of supplies and ammunition, the 01 level ASROC deck was typically the location for the at-sea transfer of supplies from ship to ship.


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UNREP stacking 5"38 powder cans on a unidentified Gearing DD

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USS Corry DD817 launches an ASROC.

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ASROC Launcher looking forward

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ASROC launcher, loader crane, control station, and practice torpedo stowage

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Looking forward on Portside

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ASROC stowage can and MK44/46 torpedo stowage can on ASROC deck