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Ship Characteristics

Ship ImageKeel 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, 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