USS DONALD COOK


Ship Characteristics

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Keel Laid: July 7, 1996

Launched: May 3, 1997

Commissioned: December 4, 1998

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine

Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines

Propellers: two

Blades on each Propeller: five

Length: 505.25 feet (154 meters)

Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)

Draft: 30.5 feet (9.3 meters)

Displacement: approx. 8.300 tons full load

Speed: 30+ knots

Aircraft: None. But LAMPS 3 electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG/helicopter ASW operations.

Armament: two MK 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk; Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, two Phalanx CIWS, Mk 46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts)

Homeport: Norfolk, VA

Crew: 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted