I was on this ship in 1969 when we took a rogue wave at night. I don't remember the sea conditions but rough for a destroyer. Maybe 30', and we were running into the seas at reduced speed, but don't remember exactly how fast. Since it was dark, we had no idea until the bow started going down into the trough before the wave. The top of the wave went over the bridge and the gun director above the bridge. We know because there were two lookouts that took cover behind the director and they witnessed it. So the bow, two forward gun mounts, bridge were all under the wave. As the ship came thru the wave it had a strong continuous shudder. Nobody was lost, some injuries, radar sets on the open bridge and pilothouse were out. Some electrical problems.
A steel door in the spray shield that opened toward the bow was pushed thru the coaming, bent and found on the stern.
Ship was about 375', 3000 tons, 60,000hp.