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
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, Vertically Launched ASROCs, and Tomahawks; eight Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, two Phalanx CIWS, Mk 46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts), two 25mm machine guns.
Homeport: Rota, Spain
Crew: 35 Officers, 32 Chief Petty Officers and 269 Enlisted