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Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer


The Arleigh Burke Class of guided missile destroyers (DDG) is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. The class leader, USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned during Admiral Burke's lifetime.

Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer Copyright © General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

Contractors

Builder: Bath Iron Works
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed Martin

Flight I

Status

In active service

USS Cole Bombing

On the 12th of October, 2000, a 35-foot boat laden with explosives and two bombers on board, rammed the USS Cole, while it was refueling in Aden Harbor, Yemen. The attack occured at 11:22 a.m., local time, ripping a 32-foot by 36-foot hole in the hull and causing extensive internal damage. The blast killed 17 sailors and injured 39 others. A U.S. Navy investigation found that the ship's officers and crew failed to take a number of security measures that would have possibly prevented the attack. At the time, Yemen was rated at a "high" threat level, the fourth-highest of a five-level threat alert system. The damage from the blast took 18 months and $250 million to repair.

Complement

23 Officers
300 Enlisted Personnel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 154.23 meters 506 feet
Beam: 18.9 meters 62 feet
Draft: 9.45 meters 31 feet
Weight
Displacement: 8 433.19 metric tons (at full load) 8 300 tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: four LM2500 GE Marine Gas Turbines
Performance: 105 000 shaft horsepower (90 000 sustained)
Speed: 31 knots » ~57 kilometers per hour ~36 miles per hour
Cruising Range: 4 400 nautical miles » ~8 150 kilometers (at 20 knots) ~5 060 miles (at 20 knots)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
DDG 51 USS Arleigh Burke 1991.07.04. - In active service
DDG 52 USS Barry (ex-John Barry) 1992.12.12. - In active service
DDG 53 USS John Paul Jones 1993.12.18. - In active service
DDG 54 USS Curtis Wilbur 1994.03.19. - In active service
DDG 55 USS Stout 1994.08.13. - In active service
DDG 56 USS John S. McCain 1994.07.02. - In active service
DDG 57 USS Mitscher 1994.12.10. - In active service
DDG 58 USS Laboon 1995.03.18. - In active service
DDG 59 USS Russell 1995.05.20. - In active service
DDG 60 USS Paul Hamilton 1995.05.27. - In active service
DDG 61 USS Ramage 1995.07.22. - In active service
DDG 62 USS Fitzgerald 1995.10.14. - In active service
DDG 63 USS Stethem 1995.10.21. - In active service
DDG 64 USS Carney 1996.04.13. - In active service
DDG 65 USS Benfold 1996.03.30. - In active service
DDG 66 USS Gonzalez 1996.10.12. - In active service
DDG 67 USS Cole 1996.06.08. - In active service
DDG 68 USS The Sullivans 1997.04.19. - In active service
DDG 69 USS Milius 1996.11.23. - In active service
DDG 70 USS Hopper 1997.09.06. - In active service
DDG 71 USS Ross 1997.06.28. - In active service

Flight II

Status

In active service

Complement

23 Officers
300 Enlisted Personnel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 154.23 meters 506 feet
Beam: 18.9 meters 62 feet
Draft: 9.45 meters 31 feet
Weight
Displacement: 8 433.19 metric tons (at full load) 8 300 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: four LM2500 GE Marine Gas Turbines
Performance: 105 000 shaft horsepower (90 000 sustained)
Speed: 31 knots » ~57 kilometers per hour ~36 miles per hour
Cruising Range: 4 400 nautical miles » ~8 150 kilometers (at 20 knots) ~5 060 miles (at 20 knots)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
DDG 72 USS Mahan 1998.02.14. - In active service
DDG 73 USS Decatur 1998.08.29. - In active service
DDG 74 USS McFaul 1998.04.25. - In active service
DDG 75 USS Donald Cook 1998.12.04. - In active service
DDG 76 USS Higgins 1999.04.24. - In active service
DDG 77 USS O'Kane 1999.10.23. - In active service
DDG 78 USS Porter 1999.03.20. - In active service

Flight IIA

Status

In active service

Complement

Ship's Company
28 Officers
334 Enlisted Personnel
Helicopter Detachment
4 Officers
14 Enlisted Personnel

Weapon systems

1 x Mk-45 5-inch Gun
2 x Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (only one system from DDG 85 and onward)
2 x Mk-38 25mm Machine Gun System
2 x Mk-41 Vertical Launching System (32-cell forward launcher and a 64-cell aft launcher for a maximum of 96 cells)
2 x Mk-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube Mod 15 (6 torpedoes)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 156.36 meters 513 feet
Beam: 18,9 meters 62 feet
Draft: 9,45 meters 31 feet
Weight
Displacement: 9 364.9 metric tons (at full load) 9 217 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: four LM2500 GE Marine Gas Turbines
Performance: 105 000 shaft horsepower (90 000 sustained)
Speed: 31 knots » ~57 kilometers per hour ~36 miles per hour
Cruising Range: 4 400 nautical miles » ~8 150 kilometers (at 20 knots) ~5 060 miles (at 20 knots)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
DDG 79 USS Oscar Austin 2000.08.19. - In active service
DDG 80 USS Roosevelt 2000.10.14. - In active service
DDG 81 USS Winston S. Churchill 2001.03.10. - In active service
DDG 82 USS Lassen 2001.04.21. - In active service
DDG 83 USS Howard 2001.10.20. - In active service
DDG 84 USS Bulkeley 2001.12.08. - In active service
DDG 85 USS McCampbell 2002.08.17. - In active service
DDG 86 USS Shoup 2002.06.22. - In active service
DDG 87 USS Mason 2003.04.12. - In active service
DDG 88 USS Preble 2002.11.09. - In active service
DDG 89 USS Mustin 2003.07.26. - In active service
DDG 90 USS Chaffee 2003.10.18. - In active service
DDG 91 USS Pinckney 2004.05.29. - In active service
DDG 92 USS Momsen 2004.08.28. - In active service
DDG 93 USS Chung-Hoon 2004.09.18. - In active service
DDG 94 USS Nitze 2005.03.05. - In active service
DDG 95 USS James E. Williams 2004.12.11. - In active service
DDG 96 USS Bainbridge 2005.11.12. - In active service
DDG 97 USS Halsey 2005.07.30. - In active service
DDG 98 USS Forrest Sherman 2006.01.28. - In active service
DDG 99 USS Farragut 2006.06.10. - In active service
DDG 100 USS Kidd 2007.06.09. - In active service
DDG 101 USS Gridley 2007.02.10. - In active service
DDG 102 USS Sampson 2007.11.03. - In active service
DDG 103 USS Truxtun 2009.04.25. - In active service
DDG 104 USS Sterett 2008.08.09. - In active service
DDG 105 USS Dewey 2010.03.06. - In active service
DDG 106 USS Stockdale 2009.04.18. - In active service
DDG 107 USS Gravely 2010.11.20. - In active service
DDG 108 USS Wayne E. Meyer 2009.10.10. - In active service
DDG 109 USS Jason Dunham 2010.11.13. - In active service
DDG 110 USS William P. Lawrence 2011.05.19. - In active service
DDG 111 USS Spruance 2011.09.01. - In active service
DDG 112 USS Michael Murphy 2012.09.05. - In active service
DDG 113 PCU John Finn - - Under construction
DDG 114 PCU Ralph Johnson - - Under construction
DDG 115 PCU Rafael Peralta - - Under construction
DDG 116 PCU Thomas Hudner - - Under construction
DDG 117 PCU Paul Ignatius - - Under construction
DDG 118 PCU Daniel Inouye - - Under construction
DDG 119 PCU Delbert D. Black - - Under construction
DDG 120 PCU Carl M. Levine - - Ordered
DDG 121 PCU Frank E. Petersen Jr. - - Ordered
DDG 122 PCU John Basilone - - Ordered
DDG 123 PCU Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee - - Ordered
DDG 124 PCU Harvey C. Barnum Jr. - - Ordered
DDG 125 PCU Jack H. Lucas - - Ordered
DDG 126 PCU Louis H. Wilson Jr. - - Ordered

Flight III

Status

Under development