1991    

US Arleigh Burke Flight I class

US Arleigh Burke class

Guided-Missile Destroyer

ships



Guided-Missile Destroyer Arleigh Burke Flight I class





Derivatives / Succeeded by
1993 JP Kongo class
2007         JP Atago class
2020                 JP Maya class



  Specifications


280crew
6800light (tn)
8800full load (tn)
154length (m)
20beam (m)
9.40draught (m)
4400range (nm)
31max speed (knots)
100000power (shp)

4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
2Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS

2Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Chaff and decoys AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
1Chaff and decoys AN/SLQ-32 EW
1Chaff and decoys AN/SLQ-39 chaff buoys
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC

1Aids AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-67
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-73
1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-53
1Sonar towed array sonar AN/SQR-19

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US Ingalls Shipbuilding - 10



  List of Ships


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1991--USUS NavyDDG-51USS Arleigh Burke NBRK
1992--USUS NavyDDG-52USS BarryNNJB
1993--USUS NavyDDG-53USS John Paul JonesNNJP
1993--JPJMSDFDDG 173Kongo class JDS KongōJSQB - 73
1994--USUS NavyDDG-54USS Curtis WilburNCDW
1994--USUS NavyDDG-55USS StoutNSDT
1994--USUS NavyDDG-56USS John S. McCainNJSM
1994--USUS NavyDDG-57USS MitscherNMTR
1995--USUS NavyDDG-58USS LaboonNJFL
1995--USUS NavyDDG-59USS RussellNEVV
1995--USUS NavyDDG-60USS Paul HamiltonNNPH
1995--USUS NavyDDG-61USS RamageNRED
1995--USUS NavyDDG-62USS FitzgeraldNFTZ
1995--USUS NavyDDG-63USS StethemNSTE
1995--JPJMSDFDDG 174Kongo class JDS Kirishima74
1996--USUS NavyDDG-64USS CarneyNRCS
1996--USUS NavyDDG-65USS BenfoldNECB
1996--USUS NavyDDG-66USS GonzalezNGON
1996--USUS NavyDDG-67USS Cole NDDG
1996--USUS NavyDDG-69USS MiliusNPLM
1996--JPJMSDFDDG 175Kongo class JDS Myōkō75
1997--USUS NavyDDG-68USS The SullivansNSUL
1997--USUS NavyDDG-70USS HopperNHOP
1997--USUS NavyDDG-71USS Ross
1998--JPJMSDFDDG 176Kongo class JDS Chōkai76
2007--JPJMSDFDDG 177Atago class JDS AtagoJSSH
2008--JPJMSDFDDG 178Atago class JS Ashigara
2020--JPJMSDFDDG 179Maya class JS MayaJSNT
2021--JPJMSDFDDG 180Maya class JS HaguroJSLL

29 units



  Events


1985-apr-02OrderedOrdered US DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke
1987-may-26OrderedOrdered US DDG-52 USS Barry
1987-sep-25OrderedOrdered US DDG-53 USS John Paul Jones
1988-dec-06Laid downLaid down US DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke
1988-dec-13OrderedOrdered US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur
1988-dec-13OrderedOrdered US DDG-55 USS Stout
1988-dec-13OrderedOrdered US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain
1988-dec-13OrderedOrdered US DDG-57 USS Mitscher
1988-dec-13OrderedOrdered US DDG-58 USS Laboon
1989-sep-16LaunchedLaunched US DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke
1990-feb-21OrderedOrdered US DDG-61 USS Ramage
1990-feb-22OrderedOrdered US DDG-59 USS Russell
1990-feb-22OrderedOrdered US DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton
1990-feb-22OrderedOrdered US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald
1990-feb-22OrderedOrdered US DDG-63 USS Stethem
1990-feb-26Laid downLaid down US DDG-52 USS Barry
1990-aug-08Laid downLaid down US DDG-53 USS John Paul Jones
1991-jan-16OrderedOrdered US DDG-64 USS Carney
1991-jan-16OrderedOrdered US DDG-65 USS Benfold
1991-jan-16OrderedOrdered US DDG-66 USS Gonzalez
1991-jan-16OrderedOrdered US DDG-67 USS Cole
1991-mar-12Laid downLaid down US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur
1991-may-10LaunchedLaunched US DDG-52 USS Barry
1991-jul-04CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke
1991-aug-08Laid downLaid down US DDG-55 USS Stout
1991-sep-03Laid downLaid down US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain
1991-oct-26LaunchedLaunched US DDG-53 USS John Paul Jones
1992-feb-12Laid downLaid down US DDG-57 USS Mitscher
1992-mar-23Laid downLaid down US DDG-58 USS Laboon
1992-apr-08OrderedOrdered US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans
1992-apr-08OrderedOrdered US DDG-69 USS Milius
1992-apr-08OrderedOrdered US DDG-70 USS Hopper
1992-may-16LaunchedLaunched US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur
1992-jul-24Laid downLaid down US DDG-59 USS Russell
1992-aug-24Laid downLaid down US DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton
1992-sep-26LaunchedLaunched US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain
1992-oct-16LaunchedLaunched US DDG-55 USS Stout
1992-dec-12CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-52 USS Barry
1993-jan-04Laid downLaid down US DDG-61 USS Ramage
1993-feb-09Laid downLaid down US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald
1993-feb-20LaunchedLaunched US DDG-58 USS Laboon
1993-may-07LaunchedLaunched US DDG-57 USS Mitscher
1993-may-11Laid downLaid down US DDG-63 USS Stethem
1993-jul-24LaunchedLaunched US DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton
1993-aug-08Laid downLaid down US DDG-64 USS Carney
1993-sep-27Laid downLaid down US DDG-65 USS Benfold
1993-oct-20LaunchedLaunched US DDG-59 USS Russell
1993-dec-18CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-53 USS John Paul Jones
1994-jan-29LaunchedLaunched US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald
1994-feb-01LaunchedLaunched US DDG-61 USS Ramage
1994-feb-03Laid downLaid down US DDG-66 USS Gonzalez
1994-feb-28Laid downLaid down US DDG-67 USS Cole
1994-mar-19CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur
1994-apr-08OrderedOrdered US DDG-71 USS Ross
1994-jun-17LaunchedLaunched US DDG-63 USS Stethem
1994-jul-02CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain
1994-jul-23LaunchedLaunched US DDG-64 USS Carney
1994-jul-27Laid downLaid down US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans
1994-aug-08Laid downLaid down US DDG-69 USS Milius
1994-aug-13CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-55 USS Stout
1994-nov-09LaunchedLaunched US DDG-65 USS Benfold
1994-dec-10CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-57 USS Mitscher
1995-feb-10LaunchedLaunched US DDG-67 USS Cole
1995-feb-18LaunchedLaunched US DDG-66 USS Gonzalez
1995-feb-23Laid downLaid down US DDG-70 USS Hopper
1995-mar-18CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-58 USS Laboon
1995-apr-10Laid downLaid down US DDG-71 USS Ross
1995-may-20CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-59 USS Russell
1995-may-27CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton
1995-jul-22CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-61 USS Ramage
1995-aug-01LaunchedLaunched US DDG-69 USS Milius
1995-aug-12LaunchedLaunched US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans
1995-oct-14CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald
1995-oct-21CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-63 USS Stethem
1996-jan-06LaunchedLaunched US DDG-70 USS Hopper
1996-mar-22LaunchedLaunched US DDG-71 USS Ross
1996-mar-30CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-65 USS Benfold in San Diego
1996-apr-13CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-64 USS Carney
1996-jun-08CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-67 USS Cole
1996-oct-12CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-66 USS Gonzalez
1996-nov-23CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-69 USS Milius
1997-apr-19CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans
1997-jun-28CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-71 USS Ross
1997-sep-06CommissionedCommissioned US DDG-70 USS Hopper
1999-oct-09DeploymentDeployment US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999.
2000-oct-12DeploymentDeployment US DDG-67 USS Cole While at anchor in Aden, the Cole was attacked by Al-Qaeda suicide bombers, who sailed a small boat near the destroyer and detonated explosive charges
2000-dec-13RefitRefit US DDG-67 USS Cole off-loaded from Norwegian semi -submersible heavy lift MV Blue Marlin at Ingalls Shipbuilding Mississippi for repairs
2002-apr-19 US DDG-67 USS Cole repairs finished. Return to Norfolk, VA
2005-junHomeportHomeport US DDG-63 USS Stethem Forward deployed to 7th Fleet area of operations, in Japan, initially to be part of the USS Kitty Hawk Strike Group.
2006-jun-01Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-52 USS Barry Fleet Review: 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Navy joined celebrations for Golden Jubilee of Nigerian Navy
2007-sep-04DeploymentDeployment US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal, until 9 Sep.
2007-sep-04DeploymentDeployment US DDG-53 USS John Paul Jones Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal, until 9 Sep.
2008-jan-21DeploymentDeployment US DDG-67 USS Cole As part of DESRON22, 1st US warship to be singly deployed into a foreign commanded force. Part of NATO Task Group 328.01 as lead air defence ship for the Orion 08 deployment to Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean, until 30 May.
2008-oct-04DeploymentDeployment US DDG-57 USS Mitscher Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2008-oct-23Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-52 USS Barry ran aground on entering Samsun, Turkey (minimal damage)
2010-mayDeploymentDeployment US DDG-52 USS Barry Exercise Auriga 2010 participated in Joint exercise in Western Atlantic, until Aug 2010
2010-jun-28Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-52 USS Barry Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
2011-marDeploymentDeployment US DDG-63 USS Stethem Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Contributed to Earthquake and Tsunami relief operations off Japanese east coast.
2011-marDeploymentDeployment US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Contributed to Earthquake and Tsunami relief operations off Japanese east coast.
2011-marDeploymentDeployment US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Contributed to Earthquake and Tsunami relief operations off Japanese east coast.
2011-marDeploymentDeployment US DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief Ordered from off Tokyo to join with USS McCampbell and conduct SAR operations along the east coast.
2012-apr-17DeploymentDeployment US DDG-57 USS Mitscher NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2014-mar-31DeploymentDeployment US DDG-67 USS Cole Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-junHomeportHomeport US DDG-71 USS Ross Homebased at NAVSTA Rota as part of Forward deployed naval forces (FDNF)
2014-sep-05Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-71 USS Ross visited Constanța
2015-oct-02DeploymentDeployment US DDG-65 USS Benfold departed San Diego to joine US 7th Fleet in Japan.
2015-oct-03DeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2015-oct-03DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2015-oct-19HomeportHomeport US DDG-65 USS Benfold Redeployed from San Diego to Japan, arrived 19 Oct to join US 7th Fleet, Destroyer Squadron 15.
2015-nov-19 US DDG-61 USS Ramage Atlantic Ocean with Truman carrier strike group. MH-60R 168087 aboard
2016-apr-12DeploymentDeployment US DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke Exercise Komodo 2016 participated in MNEK 2016
2016-junRefitRefit US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald In Yokosuka at Extended Drydocked Selective Restricted Availability (EDSRA) (effectively intense maintenance / refit). Complete by Apr 2017
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2016-sep-12DeploymentDeployment US DDG-70 USS Hopper Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
2016-oct-24AircraftAircraft US DDG-71 USS Ross Escorting Charles de Gaulle during operations against ISIS. French Panther 486 aboard
2017-mar-22DeploymentDeployment US DDG-64 USS Carney Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2017-mar-24DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2017-apr-07DeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross launched Tomahawk missiles against al Sharyat airbase in Syria, while operating with US 6th Fleet from Eastern Mediterranean, with USS Porter.
2017-jun-17DeploymentDeployment US DDG-62 USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship c 45nm SW of Yokosuka, while operating with US 7th Fleet. Subsequently towed back to Yokosuka Naval Base and then transported to Pascagoula on heavy lift vessel mv Transshelf for repair.
2017-aug-21DeploymentDeployment US DDG-56 USS John S. McCain collided with Alnic MC east of the Strait of Malacca, off Singapore
2018-mar-24Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-71 USS Ross Visited Devonport
2018-may-26DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans Departed NS Mayport for Persian Gulf deployment, returned 21 Dec
2019-apr-10DeploymentDeployment US DDG-64 USS Carney Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1
2019-jun-09DeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross BALTOPS 19 participated in BALTOPS 19, exercising with HSM-70.
2019-jun-30HomeportHomeport US DDG-63 USS Stethem Arrived in San Diego after 14 years based at Yokosuka, for mid-life refit.
2019-julDeploymentDeployment US DDG-64 USS Carney Engaged in Exercise Sea Breeze 2019 near Odessa in Black Sea
2020-sepDeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross participated in Joint Exercise in high arctic with KNM Thor Heyerdahl, HMS Sutherland and RFA Tidespring.
2020-sep-21DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
2020-oct-04DeploymentDeployment US DDG-71 USS Ross Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
2021-apr-19DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans departed Mayport for HMNB Portsmouth, for Pacific deployment with HMS Queen Elizabeth carrrier group.
2021-may US DDG-71 USS Ross Formidable Shield 2021
2021-jul-07DeploymentDeployment US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans Transit of Suez Canal from Mediterranean, with CSG21 main force.
2021-jul-12DeploymentDeployment US DDG-65 USS Benfold Freedom of Navigation Exercise in South China Sea near Paracel Group islands.
2021-aug-06Port VisitPort Visit US DDG-68 USS The Sullivans arrived in Guam as part of HMS Queen Elizabeth group
2023-octDeploymentDeployment US DDG-58 USS Laboon part of the USS Dwight D Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, heading for the Eastern Mediterranean.
2023-octDeploymentDeployment US DDG-70 USS Hopper part of the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.
2023-oct-10DeploymentDeployment US DDG-64 USS Carney part of the USS Gerald R Ford Carrier Strike Group, in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2023-oct-19DeploymentDeployment US DDG-64 USS Carney while in the Red Sea, intercepted a number of cruise missiles and drones launched by Houthi rebels from Yemen, against US bases in the area. Returned to NS Norfolk on 10 May 2024.









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