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USS Spruance Class
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Destroyers - DD
Updated: April 1, 2000
Description: These fast warships help safeguard larger ships in a fleet or
Features: Destroyers and guided missile destroyers operate in support of carrier
battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups.
Destroyers primarily perform anti-submarine warfare duty while guided missile destroyers
are multi-mission (ASW, anti-air and anti-surface warfare) surface combatants. The
addition of the Mk-41 Vertical Launch System or Tomahawk
Armored Box Launchers (ABLs) to many Spruance-class destroyers has greatly expanded
the role of the destroyer in strike warfare.
Background: Technological advances have improved the capability of modern
destroyers culminating in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class. Named for the Navy's
most famous destroyer squadron combat commander and three-time Chief of Naval Operations,
the Arleigh Burke was commissioned July 4, 1991 and was the most powerful surface
combatant ever put to sea. Like the larger Ticonderoga class cruisers, DDG 51's
combat systems center around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-lD,
multi-function phased array radar. The combination of Aegis, the Vertical Launching
System, an advanced anti-submarine warfare system, advanced anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, the Burke class
continues the revolution at sea.
Designed for survivability, DDG 51 incorporates all-steel construction and many damage
control features resulting from lessons learned during the Falkland Islands War and from
the accidental attack on USS Stark. Like most modern U.S. surface combatants, DDG
51 utilizes gas turbine propulsion. These ships replaced the older Charles F. Adams
and Farragut-class guided missile destroyers.
The Spruance class destroyers, the first large U.S. Navy warships to employ gas
turbine engines as their main propulsion system, are undergoing extensive modernizing. The
upgrade program includes addition of vertical launchers for advanced missiles on 24 ships
of this class, in addition to an advanced ASW system and upgrading of its helicopter
capability. Spruance class destroyers are expected to remain a major part of the
Navy's surface combatant force into the 21st century.
Point of Contact:
Public Affairs Office
Naval Sea Systems Command (OOD)
Washington, DC 20362
General Characteristics, Spruance class
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Power plant: Four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two shafts, 80,000 shaft
Length: 563 feet (171.6 meters)
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 meters)
Displacement: 9,100 tons (9,246.04 metric tons) full load
Speed: in excess of 30 knots
Aircraft: Two SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III
USS Spruance (DD 963), Mayport, Fla.
USS Paul F. Foster (DD
964), Everett, Wash.
USS Kinkaid (DD 965), San Diego, Calif.
USS Hewitt (DD 966), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Elliot (DD 967), San Diego, Calif.
USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968),
USS Peterson (DD 969),
USS Caron (DD 970), Norfolk, Va.
USS David R. Ray (DD 971),
USS Oldendorf (DD 972), San Diego, Calif.
USS John Young (DD 973), San Diego, Calif.
USS Comte de Grasse (DD 974),
USS O'Brien (DD 975),
USS Merrill (DD 976),
Decommissioned - to build
this ship get the Ingersoll DD-990 kit.
USS Briscoe (DD 977), Norfolk, Va.
USS Stump (DD 978), Norfolk, Va.
Conolly (DD 979), Decommissioned
USS Moosbrugger (DD 980),
USS John Hancock (DD 981), Mayport,
USS Nicholson (DD 982), Mayport, Fla.
USS John Rodgers (DD-983),
USS Leftwich (DD-984),
USS Cushing (DD 985), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986),
USS O'Bannon (DD 987), Mayport, Fla.
USS Thorn (DD 988), Norfolk, Va.
USS Deyo (DD 989), Norfolk, Va.
USS Ingersoll (DD 990) non VLS
USS Fife (DD 991), Everett, Wa.
USS Fletcher (DD 992),
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
USS Hayler (DD 997), Norfolk, Va.
Crew: 30 officers, 352 enlisted
Armament: 8 Harpoon (from 2 quad launchers), Tomahawk ASM/LAM, VLS or
ABL; ASROC; six Mk-46 torpedoes (from 2 triple tube mounts); two 5"/54 caliber Mk-45
(lightweight gun); two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Kidd class only: Standard missiles; NATO Sea Sparrow point defense
Sept. 20, 1975 (USS Spruance)
Equipped Ships buy kit#DC010
|DD.964 Paul F. Foster
|DD.968 Arthur W. Radford
|DD.971 David R. Ray
|DD.973 John Young
|DD.981 John Hancock
Equipped Ships buy kit #DC017 & decals.
To build this configuration click the picture for more info.
|DD.974 Comte De Grasse
|DD.983 John Rodgers
|DD.986 Harry W. Hill
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