USS John S McCain
Fortune Favors The Brave

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General Characteristics:

Keel Laid:   September 3, 1991
Launched:   September 26, 1992
Commissioned:   July 2, 1994
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:   Yokosuka, Japan
Crew:   23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlist

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