Fun Facts:
USS Chafee (DDG 90) Flight IIA Arleigh Burke Destroyer
Commissioned: 18 OCT 2003           Location: Newport, RI

Standard       Options     
Item

Price 

 

Total 

Item 

Price 

 

Total 

AEGIS Suite

1,100,000,000

 

1,100,000,000

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

75,000

 

150,000

Gas Turbine Engine

1,300,000

 

5,200,000

Tomahawk Load Out 

18,000,000

 

 18,000,000

Gas Turbine Generator

375,000

 

1,125,000

Standard Missile Load Out 

12,300,000

 

12,300,000

Main Reduction Gear

1,600,000

 

3,200,000

Close In Weapons System

4,000,000

 

4,000,000

Sonar Suite

48,000,000

 

48,000,000

CIWS Camera

900,000

 

900,000

Sonar Dome

2,000,000

 

2,000,000

Bridge Master Echo Radar

1,100,000

 

1,100,000

Torpedo Tubes

450,000

 

900,000

Command and Control Consoles

300,000

 

6,300,000

5" 62 Cal Deck gun System

4,493,540

 

 4,493,540

Command and Control Displays 

10,000

 

20,000

67 Radar

1,283,000

 

1,283,000

Optical Sight System

1,200,000

 

1,200,000

Reverse Osmosis Purifier

700,000

 

1,400,000

       
Steering Gear

950,000

 

3,800,000

       
Propeller

1,500,000

 

3,000,000

       
             

Standard

Total

 1,174,401,540

 

Options

Total 

 43,970,000

             
Full Speed 30 + Knots       16 Knots "Cruising Speed"      
156 Gal/Mile       48.46 Gal/Mile      
5672 Gal/Hr       800 Gal/Hr      
17,186 $/Hr       2,424 $/Hr  Final Total Cost  

1,218,371,540

The Total Price of USS Chafee in dollar bills lined end to end would wrap around the earth 4.74 times
If the Total Price of USS Chafee was paid in pennies, the total weight of those pennies is equivalent to 32.6 Destroyers

Destroyer

Spokane Naval Trophy

Trophy

For the past 100 years it has been recognized as the highest award given to a U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet surface vessel. It is a competitive award presented annually to the vessel demonstrating the highest proficiency in overall combat systems readiness and warfare operations. The trophy itself remains housed at the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters in San Diego and a plaque is presented by the Spokane Navy League to the winning ship.

This prestigious trophy - listed first among the historical collections at the U.S. Naval Center, the Navy's central history office in Washington, D.C. - has returned to Spokane on the occasion of its centennial and so that it could be viewed once again by the people in the region where it was first imagined, then crafted and launched into naval tradition.

It will be a guest of honor at today's All-City Civic Military Luncheon at the Davenport Hotel in advance of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday. The Navy's Capt. Joseph B. Green will speak of its history and importance and in honor of the men and women who serve on the vessels that protect America.

"It is important to reconnect the Spokane community to the trophy and to the Navy," said Capt. Green, the commander of the Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters 1194 in Spokane and director of the Joint Reserve Unit-Western Region.

One hundred years ago the Spokane Chamber of Commerce and Spokane's United Spanish War Veterans came up with the idea of creating an award to honor sailors. For the cost of $1,500 Spokane Jeweler Leo M. Dornberg painstakingly fashioned the Spokane Naval Trophy out of 400 ounces of sterling silver lined with gold.

Today, the 28-inch-tall trophy carries an appraisal of $4.4 million.

"But its historical value is by far greater," said Lt. Cmdr. Paul Darling, commanding officer at Spokane's Naval Operational Support Center.

"When we present the plaque to the winning ship each year, you cannot believe the pride and gratitude this award generates," said Bruce Rasche, president of the Spokane Navy League, a 170-member nonprofit organization which recognizes and supports all the sea services. "It has been a symbol of American readiness and preparedness at sea for 100 years."

Those who have seen the trophy remark at its intricacy. Its eight bas relief panels show President Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Victor Metcalf, a replica of the monument to Spokane naval hero John Monaghan, Fort Wright, the old U.S. Post Office in downtown Spokane, Spokane Falls, Mount Spokane and Chief Garry.

"I am intrigued by the detail that's in the trophy," said Rasche. "The cranks and gears on the guns at the base are completely realistic, with the barrels actually elevating."

This past November, Capt. Green said he started working with the Spokane Navy League and began approaching officials in the Navy, with letters of support from Spokane's mayor and Rep. Kathy McMorris Rodgers, to see if the trophy could be brought back to Spokane for its centennial.

"There was a lot of work and coordination and cooperation with Naval Operational Support Center, the Pacific Fleet commander and the Naval Historical Center to make this happen," said Rasche, "and we didn't know until maybe a week before whether or not the trophy would be able to be here."

"The Spokane community can now see that it once did something so wonderful that 100 years later, it's the best thing that the Navy awards," he added. "We're glad that the Navy is letting the trophy come home again and letting us know how proud it is of the trophy - and sharing that with the people who created it in the first place, the people of Spokane."

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