World Navies Today: US Navy Aircraft Carriers & Surface Combatants

Revised 10 March 2003 Version 2.32 Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan World Navies Today Main Page: http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/

This list includes all aircraft carriers and major surface combatants: cruisers, destroyers, and frigates. Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in italics. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All classifications are purely unofficial and are based on an attempt to use standard classifications throughout all navies; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations. Where two dates are given (i.e. 1965/82), the first is the date of initial completion, and the second is the date of acquisition, conversion, or transfer. Designations given in (parentheses) are assigned but not displayed on the ship's hull. Note: Propulsion and speed data for nuclear-powered ships are not released by the US Navy. The data provided herein is based on the typical unofficial estimates.

Ship Types Listed: Aircraft Carriers (CV/CVN) Cruisers (CG) Destroyers (DD/DDG) Frigates (FFG, LCS)

Aircraft Carriers
CVNX Program multirole aircraft carriers (0+2 ships)
Specifications unknown - evolved from Nimitz Class. Concept/Program: CVNX is a new carrier design intended to follow the Nimitz class in production. The design will be gradually evolved from the existing Nimitz design, rather than starting with a completely "clean sheet". Details are not yet determined, but the ships will feature much lower manning, new electronic systems, electromagnetic catapults, and a new propulsion plant. CVN 77, the final Nimitz class ship, will be a "transition" ship, and will include some of the CVNX technology. Builders: Northrop Grumman Newport News, VA. Number CVNX 1 CVNX 2 Name (none) (none) Year 2013 2018 FLT --Homeport --Group --Notes Planned Planned

Nimitz class multirole aircraft carriers (7+3 ships)

Displacement: 101,000-104,000 tons full load Dimensions: 1092 x 250 x 37-39 feet/332.8 x 76.2 x 11.3-11.9 meters Propulsion: 2 A4W reactors, steam turbines, 4 shafts, 280,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: approx 3000 (including flag) + approx 2900 air wing Radar: SPS-48E 3-D air search, SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search (CVN 76: SPS-49A(V)1), Mk23 target acquisition, 2 SPN-46 air traffic control, SPN-43B air traffic control, SPN44 landing aid Fire Control: 3 Mk91 NSSM guidance systems with Mk95 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)4 jamming/deception suite, Mk36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: full flight deck with angled deck, 684 x 108 x 26.5 foot/208.4 x 32.9 x 8 meter hangar, 4 deck-edge elevators, 4 C13 catapults; up to 80+ aircraft Armament: 3 Mk29 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow (CVN 68: 2 Mk29), 4 20mm Phalanx CIWS (CVN 68 & 69: 3 CIWS), CVN 68: 2 21-cell RAM Concept/Program: USN's primary carrier class. The Nimitz class is considered the finest carrier design ever; the ships will be in production for over 30 years, and the last will be

in service up to 80 years after the first was completed. CVN 77, the final ship of this class, will be a "transition" ship to the new CVNX design, and will differ considerably from the other ships of the class. Although some references consider CVN 71-76 as a separate class from CVN 68-70, progressive overhauls and modernization have eliminated many of the differences. Builders: Newport News SB&DD/Northrop Grumman Newport News, VA. Design: Based on previous USN carrier classes, but with general improvements throughout. There have been progressive modifications throughout the history of the class; each ship is more modern than the previous vessel. There are many detail variations among the ships. CVN 76 will have a bulbous bow and a significantly modified island - the island will be one deck lower than in previous ships, and will carry all the ship's radars; the separate radar mast abaft the island will be eliminated. Modernization: Starting with Nimitz, each ship will undergo a RCOH refueling and overhaul, and will be brought up to the standards of the latest ships. The Nimitz RCOH included complete electronics modernization, complete removal and reconstruction of the upper two levels of the island, and significant rearrangement of radars, similar to the CVN 76 configuration. Eisenhower is now undergoing a similar overhaul. Number Name CVN 68 Nimitz CVN 69 Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 70 Carl Vinson CVN 71 Theodore Roosevelt CVN 72 Abraham Lincoln CVN 73 George Washington CVN 74 John C. Stennis CVN 75 Harry S Truman CVN 76 Ronald Reagan CVN 77 George H.W. Bush Year FLT Homeport 1975 PAC San Diego 1977 ATL Newport News 1982 PAC Bremerton 1986 ATL Norfolk 1989 PAC Everett 1992 ATL Norfolk 1995 PAC San Diego 1998 ATL Norfolk 2003 --2008 --Group Notes RCOH CarGru3 CarGru8 CruDesGru3 CruDesGru2 CarGru7 CarGru2 ---

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John F. Kennedy multirole aircraft carrier (1 ship)

Displacement: 83,100 tons Dimensions: 1052 x 267 x 37 feet/320.6 x 81.4 x 11.3 meters Propulsion: 8 boilers, steam turbines, 4 shafts, 280,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: 2,500 + 2300 air wing + 70 flag Radar: SPS-48E 3-D air search, SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search, Mk23 target acquisition, 2 SPN-46 air traffic control, SPN-43C air traffic control, SPN-44 landing aid Fire Control: 3 Mk91 NSSM guidance systems with Mk95 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)4 jamming/deception suite, Mk36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: full flight deck with angled deck, 688 x 106 x 25 foot/209.7 x 32.3 x 7.6 meter hangar, 4 deck-edge elevators, 4 C13 catapults; up to 80+ aircraft Armament: 3 Mk29 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow, 3 20mm Phalanx CIWS Concept/Program: Last non-nuclear USN carrier to be constructed. After a COH overhaul completed in 1995, this ship was designated as the "reserve/training" carrier, and was assigned to the Naval Reserve Force, but has always been fully operational and has deployed in the same rotation as the other carriers. The "reserve/training" designation has been abandoned. Scheduled to serve through approximately 2018; likely to be based in Japan after 2008. Builders: Newport News SB&DD, VA. Design: Based on Kitty Hawk class, but with various improvements. Is distinguished by an angled funnel, designed to carry exhaust gasses away from the flight deck. Modernization: Underwent a major COH reconstruction at Philadelphia in 1993-1995. Is planned to receive two 21-cell RAM launchers. Number CV 67 Name John F. Kennedy Year 1968 FLT ATL Homeport Mayport Group CarGru6 Notes

Enterprise multirole aircraft carrier (1 ship)

Displacement: 93,300 tons full load Dimensions: 1101 x 248 x 39 feet/335.6 x 75.6 x 11.8 meters Propulsion: 8 A2W reactors, steam turbines, 4 shafts, 280,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: approx 3300 + approx 2400 air wing + 70 flag Radar: SPS-48E 3-D air search, SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search, Mk23 target acquisition, 2 SPN-46 air traffic control, SPN-43A air traffic control, SPN-41 landing aid Fire Control: 3 Mk91 NSSM guidance systems with Mk95 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)4 jamming/deception suite, Mk36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: full flight deck with angled deck, 860 x 107 x 25 foot/262 x 32.6 x 7.6 meter hangar, 4 deck-edge elevators, 4 C13 catapults; up to 80+ aircraft Armament: 3 Mk29 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow, 2 21-cell RAM launchers, 3 20mm Phalanx CIWS Concept/Program: The first nuclear carrier, and the world's longest warship. Recently modernized for extended service. Scheduled to be replaced by CVNX 1 in 2013. Builders: Newport News SB&DD, VA. Design: Based on previous US carriers, but adapted for nuclear power with 8 submarinetype reactors. Featured an unusual square island supporting large phased-array radars and an electronic warfare array; the radars and electronics have been removed, but the ususual island remains. Modernization: Underwent a major reconstruction in 1979-1982, including replacement of radars and electronics. A RCOH modernization, life extension, and refuelling was carried out in 1990-1995. Number CVN 65 Name Enterprise Year 1961 FLT ATL Homeport Norfolk Group CruDesGru12 Notes

Kitty Hawk class multirole aircraft carriers (2 ships)

Displacement: 82,000-82,500 tons full load Dimensions: 1045 x 265 x 38 feet/318.5 x 80.7 x 11.5 meters Propulsion: 8 boilers, steam turbines, 4 shafts, 280,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: 2,900 + 2000 air wing + 70 flag Radar: SPS-48E 3-D air search, SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search, Mk23 target acquisition, 2 SPN-46 air traffic control, SPN-43A or -43C air traffic control, SPN-41 landing aid Fire Control: 3 Mk91 NSSM guidance systems with Mk95 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)4 jamming/deception suite, Mk36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: full flight deck with angled deck, 740 x 101 x 25 foot/255.5 x 30.7 x 7.6 meter hangar, 4 deck-edge elevators, 4 C13 catapults; up to 80+ aircraft Armament: 2 Mk29 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow (CV 64: 3 Mk29), 3 20mm Phalanx CIWS, CV 64: 2 21-cell RAM Concept/Program: USN's second supercarrier class, based on the previous Forrestal class. A third sister, America (CV 66]) has been discarded. Both ships have been modernized under SLEP, and are expected to remain in service for several more years they will be decommissioned in 2008 and 2003, respectively; their replacements will be CVN 76 and CVN 77. CV 63 is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Builders: CV 63 by New York SB, Camden, NJ; CV 64 by New York Naval Shipyard. Design: Based on Forrestal class but with major improvements througout the ship. The arrangement of elevators and the island position were changed; the ships were built with defensive missile batteries instead of guns. Modernization: Both underwent SLEP at Philadelphia in the early 1990's, receiving general updates and life-extension work. Kitty Hawk had a major yard period in 1998, in preparation for forward deployment to Japan. Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes CV 63 Kitty Hawk 1961 PAC Yokosuka CarGru5 CV 64 Constellation 1961 PAC San Diego CruDesGru1 Decom 29 Sept 2003

Disposal Note: Of the Forrestal class ships, Forrestal and Saratoga have been stricken and are stored at Newport, RI, pending disposal. Ranger and Independence are in reserve at Bremerton, WA. All Midway and Essex class ships have been stricken; Midway is at Bremerton, WA; Oriskany is at Beaumont, TX, both pending disposal; all others are museums or have been scrapped.

Cruisers
CG(X) class cruisers
Concept/Program: USN has formally identified the CG(X) program as a new-design replacement cruiser, a variant of the DD(X) "family" of ships. CG(X) formalizes the long-anticipated CG-21 program, which had been expected as a derivative of the SC21/DD-21 design. Design and construction of these ship is many years away; the first Ticonderoga class cruiser will be due for replacement in about a decade.

Ticonderoga class cruisers (VLS Group) (22 ships)

Displacement: 9,800-10,100 tons full load Dimensions: 567 x 55 x 32 feet/172.8 x 16.7 x 9.7 meters Propulsion: 4 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 80,000 shp, 30 knots Crew: 387 Radar: 4 SPY-1B phased array multifunction (SPY-1A in CG 52-58), SPS-49(V)6 2-D air search, SPQ-9A search Sonar: SQQ-89(V)3 suite with SQS-53 LF active/passive bow mounted, SQR-19 TACTAS towed array (SQS-53A in CG 54-55, SQS-53B in CG 56-60, SQS-53C in CG 61-73) (CG 52-53: SQS-53A only) Fire Control: Aegis AAW system; 4 Mk 99 SM-2 guidance systems with SPG-62 radars; CEC in CG 66, 68, 69, 71. EW: SLQ-32(V)3 intercept/jammer, Mk36 or Mk50 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: midships helicopter deck with RAST, 39 x 29 x 15 foot/11.8 x 8.8 x 4.6 meter hangar; 2 SH-60B helicopters Armament: 2 61-cell Mk41 VLS (122 Standard SM-2, VLA and Tomahawk), 8 Harpoon SSM, 2 5"/54cal DP, 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 2 25mm Bushmaster low-angle in most, 2-4 12.7mm MG. Concept/Program: USN's primary area-air-defense ships, these are highly-capable area AAW ships, fitted with the SPY-1 Aegis system and VLS missile launchers. They are also highly capable in ASW, strike and anti-surface warfare, and will soon be equipped for ballistic missile defense duties. These ships are unofficially separated from the first 5 units of the class, which have major weapons differences (see below). It is reported that most of the SQR-19 towed arrays have been placed in storage ashore.

Builders: Litton/Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS (lead) and Bath Iron Works, Maine; CG 51, 58, 60, 61, 63, 64, 67, 70 by BIW; others by Ingalls. Design: Spruance-class hull with extensive modifications to accommodate the Aegis system. Weight problems have been partially resolved, but these ships are at the upper limits of the hull's capabilities. There are extensive differences among these ships, particularly with regard to combat systems (AEGIS) equipment. Modernization: Some incremental updates have taken place, particularly in the AEGIS system; all ships underwent major overhauls in 1997-2000. Some hull stiffening has been carried out to correct potential cracking problems. A major upgrade/life extension, the Cruiser Conversion Program (CCP), is in the planning stages. This project would extend the life of these ships to 40 years, allowing the oldest units to serve until 2020. CCP probably will include AEGIS upgrades (bringing all ships to a common baseline), removal of the VLS reload cranes (providing 6 additional VLS cells), replacement of CIWS by ESSM, addition of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), new EW systems and decoys, and maintenance/manning-reduction improvements. Some ships will receive Navy Theater Wide ballistic missile defense systems, while other will receive less comprehensive ballistic missile defense systems. Number CG 52 CG 53 CG 54 CG 55 CG 56 CG 57 CG 58 CG 59 CG 60 CG 61 CG 62 CG 63 CG 64 CG 65 CG 66 CG 67 CG 68 CG 69 CG 70 CG 71 CG 72 Name Bunker Hill Mobile Bay Antietam Leyte Gulf San Jacinto Lake Champlain Philippine Sea Princeton Normandy Monterey Chancellorsville Cowpens Gettysburg Chosin Hue City Shiloh Anzio Vicksburg Lake Erie Cape St. George Vella Gulf Year 1986 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989 1989 1989 1990 1989 1991 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993 FLT PAC PAC PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL PAC ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL ATL Homeport San Diego San Diego San Diego Norfolk Norfolk San Diego Mayport San Diego Norfolk Norfolk Yokosuka Yokosuka Mayport Pearl Harbor Mayport San Diego Norfolk Mayport Pearl Harbor Norfolk Norfolk Group CruDesGru3 CruDesGru5 CarGru3 CarGru8 CarGru2 CarGru7 CruDesGru12 CarGru3 CruDesGru2 CarGru6 CarGru5 CarGru5 CruDesGru12 CruDesGru1 NavSurfGru-2 CruDesGru3 CruDesGru8 NavSurfGru-2 CruDesGru1 CruDesGru8 CarGru8 Notes

CG 73

Port Royal

1994 PAC Pearl Harbor

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Ticonderoga class cruisers (Non-VLS Group) (5 ships)

Displacement: 9,800-10,100 tons full load Dimensions: 567 x 55 x 32 feet/172.8 x 16.7 x 9.7 meters Propulsion: 4 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 80,000 shp, 30 knots Crew: 387 (CG 48: 330) Radar: 4 SPY-1A phased array multifunction, SPS-49(V)6 2-D air search, SPQ-9A search Sonar: SQS-53A LF active/passive bow mounted Fire Control: Aegis AAW system; 4 Mk 99 SM-2 guidance systems with SPG-62 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)3 intercept/jammer, Mk36 or Mk50 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: midships helicopter deck with RAST, 39 x 29 x 15 foot/11.8 x 8.8 x 4.6 meter hangar; 2 SH-60B helicopters (CG 47,48: No RAST, no assigned helos) Armament: 2 Mk26 twin-arm missile launchers (88 Standard SM-2), 8 Harpoon SSM, 2 5"/54cal DP, 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 2-4 12.7mm MG. Concept/Program: The first five ships of this class have a less-capable weapons and sensors package, although they still are highly-capable area AAW, ASW and ASuW ships. The primary limitations of these ships are Mk26 launchers rather than VLS (preventing the use of Tomahawks), and an early version of the SPY-1 system; two of these ships also lack complete helicopter facilities. The three Atlantic Fleet units are employed primarily in home-waters operations and patrol duties, but the Pacific Fleet ships continue to deploy. Builders: Litton/Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS except CG 51 by Bath Iron Works, Maine. Design: Spruance-class hull with extensive modifications to accommodate the Aegis system. There are a number of differences between these ships, reflecting weight reduction efforts and equipment that was never fitted in the lead ships. CG 47 and CG 48 have heavier masts than the others. Modernization: There have been some modest upgrades, and all ships underwent major overhauls in 1996-99. Yorktown is employed as a test ship for "Smart Ship" automation and manning-reduction programs. These ships may be included in the Cruiser Conversion Program (see above), or they may be decommissioned in the near future.

Number CG 47 CG 48 CG 49 CG 50 CG 51

Name Ticonderoga Yorktown Vincennes Valley Forge Thomas S. Gates

Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

FLT ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL

Homeport Pascagoula Pascagoula Yokosuka San Diego Pascagoula

Group DesRon6 DesRon6 DesRon15 DesRon21 DesRon6

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Disposal Note: All CGNs have been decommissioned and stripped for eventual scrapping, the last in 1998; all Leahy and Belknap class CGs were discarded by the end of 1995.

Destroyers
DD(X) class multirole destroyers
Concept/Program: Effective 1 November 2001 the DD-21 "land attack destroyer" program became the DD(X) program, a "family" of advanced surface combatants. It is anticipated that DD(X) will be a ship similar to the DD-21 concept, and derived from the existing DD-21 designs, but somewhat smaller. The number of ships to be built is uncertain. There will be CG(X) and "Littoral Combat Ship" variants of the design. Builders: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, MS and Bath Iron Works, Maine. NGSS is the lead yard for the current phase of ship design; future construction will be shared by the two yards. Design: Previously published DD-21 specifications are no longer applicable to DD(X). The new program will carry forward the major DD-21 design elements such as electric drive, SPY-3 (ex-MFR) radar, and the Advanced Gun System.

Arleigh Burke class large multirole destroyers (Flight IIA) (8+26+? ships)
Displacement: 9,200 tons full load Dimensions: 510 x 67 x 30.5 feet/155 x 20.5 x 9.3 meters Propulsion: 4 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: 362 + 18 aviation detachment Radar: 4 SPY-1D phased array multifunction Sonar: SQQ-89(V)15 suite with SQS-53C LF active/passive bow mounted with Kingfisher mine detection system Fire Control: Aegis AAW system; 3 Mk 99 SM-2 guidance systems with SPG-62 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)3 intercept/jammer or SLQ-32(V)2 intercept, Mk36 or Mk53 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure, SRS-1 Combat D/F ELINT system Aviation: aft helicopter deck with RAST and two hangars; 2 SH-60B Armament: 1 32 cell Mk41 VLS, 1 64 cell Mk41 VLS (96 Standard SM-2, Tomahawk, VLA), 1 5"/62cal DP (5"/54cal DP in DDG 79-80), 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS (DDG 79-84 only), 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 2 25mm Bushmaster lowangle (most ships), 4 12.7mm MG. Concept/Program: Improved Burke class ships, incorporating a number of additional systems, modernizations, and upgrades. These ships could be considered an entirely separate class, due to the extensive changes included in the Flight IIA upgrade. They will be the mainstay of the surface fleet in the early decades of the next century.

DDG 89-101 were ordered in 1998 under a Multi Year Procurement (MYP), covering 1998-2001; this resulted in significant savings. DDG 102-112 were ordered under the 2002 program, although DDG 102 will be built to the 1998 design. The exact number of ships to be built is uncertain, and additional ships may be added beyond the current construction plan. Builders: Bath Iron Works, Maine (lead) and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems/LittonIngalls, Pascagoula, MS. Design: The major change from Flight II to Flight IIA was the addition of dual helo hangars and full aviation support facilities. This required lengthening the hull by 5' at the stern, significant internal changes to accommodate RAST, and raising the aft VLS by one deck, with hangars placed on either side of it. Additional berthing has been added to accommodate the helicopter crews. A much larger torpedo/missile/rocket magazine is provided to store helicopter-launched weapons, and maintenance shops have been added. The aft SPY-1D panels are raised by one deck level, and the reload cranes have been eliminated from the VLS, resulting in 6 additional VLS cells. New-design propeller blades are fitted, and the transom is modified to improve fuel efficiency. The entire electrical system has been completely redesigned for greater survivability. Phalanx CIWS has been deleted from DDG 85+, in anticipation of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) being available as a self-defense weapon. SQR-19 TACTAS and Harpoon SSMs have been deleted, but could be re-installed if necessary, given sufficient advance notice. These ships also have a number of enhanced automation, survivability, and crewreduction measures. DDG 81+ are fitted with the new 5"/62cal gun and revised magazine arrangements to allow storage of ERGM rounds. Retrofit of this gun to previous ships has been proposed, but may not be practical. Number DDG 79 DDG 80 DDG 81 DDG 82 DDG 83 DDG 84 DDG 85 DDG 86 DDG 87 DDG 88 DDG 89 DDG 90 DDG 91 Name Oscar Austin Roosevelt Winston S. Churchill Lassen Howard Bulkeley McCampbell Shoup Mason Preble Mustin Chafee Pinckney Year 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 FLT ATL ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL PAC PAC (ATL) (PAC) (PAC) (PAC) (PAC) Homeport Norfolk Mayport Norfolk San Diego San Diego Norfolk San Diego Everett (Norfolk) (San Diego) (San Diego) (Pearl Harbor) (San Diego) Group Notes

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Momsen Chung-Hoon Nitze James E. Williams Bainbridge Halsey Forrest Sherman Farragut (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none)

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Arleigh Burke class large multirole destroyers (Flights I/II) (28 ships)

Displacement: 8,850-9,000 tons full load Dimensions: 505 x 67 x 30.5 feet/153.6 x 20.5 x 9.3 meters Propulsion: 4 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: 337 Radar: 4 SPY-1D phased array multifunction Sonar: SQQ-89(V)4 suite with SQS-53C LF active/passive bow mounted, SQR-19 TACTAS towed array Fire Control: Aegis AAW system; 3 Mk 99 SM-2 guidance systems with SPG-62 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)2 intercept (DDG 68-78: SLQ-32(V)3 intercept/jammer), Mk36 or

Mk53 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure, DDG 72-78: SRS-1 Combat D/F ELINT system Aviation: aft helicopter deck; 1 SH-60B can be embarked Armament: 1 29 cell Mk41 VLS, 1 61 cell Mk41 VLS (90 Standard SM-2, Tomahawk, VLA), 1 5"/54cal DP, 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 2 25mm Bushmaster low-angle (most ships), 4 12.7mm MG. Concept/Program: These ships, the first all-new US Navy surface combatant design in many years, are fully multirole ships. Their primary emphasis is AAW, but they are very capable in all other warfare areas. They were designed with "lessons learned" from previous classes, and are among the finest surface combatants in the world. The Flight IIA variant of this class is listed separately (above). It is reported that most of the SQR-19 towed arrays have been placed in storage ashore. Cole (DDG 67) was attacked by suicide bombers 12 October 2000 and was repaired at Ingalls. Builders: Bath Iron Works, Maine (lead) and Litton/Ingalls, Pascagoula, MS. Design: The design emphasizes seakeeping, stealth, and survivability. Their construction is all-steel (except the aluminum mast), and they have some passive protection systems; they are provided with a collective protection system to protect against CBR attack. Their seakeeping is excellent, and they can maintain high speed in heavy weather. There has been a significant effort to reduce radar cross section. Although there is no helo hangar, they can land, refuel, and re-arm helos, and are fully outfitted with the LAMPS III system datalinks and processors, so they can operate with another ship's LAMPS helo. The SPY1D system in these ships is considerably more modern than the SPY-1A/B in the Ticonderoga class, but there are only 3 missile directors, rather than 4. The differences between Flight I (DDG 52-71) and Flight II (DDG 72-78) are minimal. Contrary to some reports, SLQ-32(V)3 is fitted starting in DDG 68, not DDG 72; SLQ-32(V)5 "Sidekick" has not been retrofit in these ships. DDG 51 lacks some features included in the later ships, notably helo fueling and arming facilities. Number DDG 51 DDG 52 DDG 53 DDG 54 DDG 55 DDG 56 DDG 57 DDG 58 DDG 59 DDG 60 DDG 61 DDG 62 Name Arleigh Burke Barry John Paul Jones Curtis Wilbur Stout John S. McCain Mitscher Laboon Russell Paul Hamilton Ramage Fitzgerald Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1994 1994 1994 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 FLT ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL PAC Homeport Norfolk Norfolk San Diego Yokosuka Norfolk Yokosuka Norfolk Norfolk Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Norfolk San Diego Group DesRon2 DesRon26 DesRon7 DesRon15 DesRon18 DesRon15 DesRon2 DesRon26 DesRon31 DesRon31 DesRon28 DesRon23 Notes

DDG 63 DDG 64 DDG 65 DDG 66 DDG 67 DDG 68 DDG 69 DDG 70 DDG 71 DDG 72 DDG 73 DDG 74 DDG 75 DDG 76 DDG 77 DDG 78

Stethem Carney Benfold Gonzalez Cole The Sullivans Milius Hopper Ross Mahan Decatur McFaul Donald Cook Higgins O'Kane Porter

1995 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999

PAC ATL PAC ATL ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC PAC ATL

San Diego Mayport San Diego Norfolk Norfolk Mayport San Diego Pearl Harbor Norfolk Norfolk San Diego Norfolk Norfolk San Diego Pearl Harbor Norfolk

DesRon21 DesRon24 DesRon7 DesRon18 DesRon22 DesRon24 DesRon7 DesRon31 DesRon28 DesRon26 DesRon23 DesRon18 DesRon22 DesRon21 DesRon31 DesRon2

Spruance class ASW/strike destroyers (14 ships)

Displacement: 9,000-9,400 tons full load (DD 997: approx. 9900) Dimensions: 563 x 55 x 29 feet/171.6 x 16.7 x 8.8 meters Propulsion: 4 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 80,000 shp, 30+ knots Crew: approx. 350 + 40 helo detachment Radar: SPS-40 2-D air search (DD 997: SPS-49(V)2), SPQ-9A search, Mk23 target acquisition Sonar: SQQ-89(V) suite with SQS-53B/C LF active/passive bow mounted, SQR-19 TACTAS towed array Fire Control: Mk91 NSSM guidance system with Mk95 radars EW: SLQ-32(V)3 intercept/jammer (some ships: SLQ-32(V)2 intercept), Mk36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure, some ships: SSQ-108 Outboard ELINT sytem Aviation: midships helicopter deck with RAST and 49-54 x 21-23.5 x 16+ foot/14.9-16.5 x 6.4-7.2 x 4.8+ meter hangar; 1 or 2 SH-60B Armament: 1 61 cell Mk41 VLS (61 VLA & Tomahawk), 8 Harpoon SSM, 1 8-cell

Mk29 NATO Sea Sparrow, 2 5"/54cal DP, 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 4 12.7mm MG, 1 21-cell RAM launcher in some ships Concept/Program: Built as large ASW destroyers for service with carrier groups, these ships have evolved into multi-mission combatants. There have been a number of modernizations and upgrades, resulting in significant variations in configuration and capabilities. The seven ships of this type which were not fitted with VLS have been decommissioned; decommissioning of VLS-equipped ships started in 2001. USN had planned to keep some of these ships in service at least through 2014, but recent changes to the fleet plan will retire all these ships by 2007. Builders: Litton/Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS. Design: An all-new design, breaking from all previous USN design practices. First USN warships with gas turbine propulsion. The design provided considerable growth margins, and progressive upgrades were intended from the outset. The basic hull has been adapted for several other classes. Modernization: All have undergone gradual modernizations, including RAST for SH60B operations, SLQ-32(V)3, enlarged hangars, and VLS, replacing the original ASROC launcher. All are being fitted with a single 21-cell RAM launcher to improve self defense. Codes in the "Notes" column of the table below indicate major configuration / equipment differences: "O" indicates SSQ-108 Outboard ELINT system (none in other ships) "2" indicates hangar for 2 SH-60B (1 SH-60B in other ships) "A" indicates SLQ-32(V)3 active jammer (SLQ-32(V)2 passive intercept in other ships) "R" indicates 21-cell RAM launcher (none in other ships) All ships underwent major overhauls 1995-2000. DD 968 has a large composite enclosure around her mainmast; this is a trial installation for composite mast systems, which are planned for future classes. Number Name DD 963 Spruance DD 964 Paul F. Foster DD 967 Elliot DD 968 Arthur W. Radford DD 972 Oldendorf DD 975 DD 977 DD 978 DD 985 O'Brien Briscoe Stump Cushing Year 1975 1976 1977 1977 FLT Homeport ATL Mayport PAC Everett PAC San Diego ATL Norfolk Group Notes DesRon24 O,A DesRon9 O,A; Decom 29 Mar 2003 DesRon21 O DesRon26 O; Decom 20 Mar 2003 DesRon23 O,2,A,R; Decom 1 May 2003 DesRon15 DesRon22 2,A,R DesRon2 2,A,R DesRon15 O,2,A

1978 PAC San Diego 1977 1978 1978 1979 PAC Yokosuka ATL Norfolk ATL Norfolk PAC Yokosuka

DD 987 DD 988 DD 989 DD 992

O'Bannon Thorn Deyo Fletcher

1979 1980 1980 1980

DD 997 Hayler

ATL Mayport ATL Norfolk ATL Norfolk PAC Pearl Harbor 1983 ATL Norfolk

DesRon14 2,A,R DesRon18 O,2,A,R DesRon2 O,A DesRon31 O,A; Decom 2003 DesRon28 2,A

Disposal Note: The Kidd class destroyers have been stricken and are awaiting disposal; they may be sold abroad. All Adams and Farragut class DDGs and Sherman class DDs have been stricken, and most have been disposed of.

Frigates
Littoral Combat Ship class light frigates (up to 60 ships)
Concept/Program: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a fast-track program to develop a new, small, high-speed combatant for coastal operations. The concept is being developed from the HSV-X1 high-speed catamaran, and is an outgrowth of the earlier, smaller "Streetfighter" concept. It is planned that the vessel could rapidly switch equipment for a variety of missions, such as coastal ASW, minesweeping, patrol/interdiction, or perhaps logistics. In this way the ship could perform a variety of missions, without carrying all the equipment for all the missions simultaneously. Up to 60 ships are planned, and the Navy hopes to begin construction within 2 years. Six design teams submitted concepts under the initial design study, known as the FocusedMission High Speed Ship; of these, 3 will be selected for further development under LCS Phase I contracts. The initial 6 designs included 1 trimaran (illustrated here), 2 catamarans, 1 monohull, and 2 SES/hovercraft-type vessels. It seems likely the selected design will be a displacement hull (mono-, cat-, or tri-hull), in the range of 2,500 to 3,000 tons displacement. The ship is, in effect, a small frigate-type vessel.

Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates (Long Hull Group) (30 ships)

Displacement: 4,000-4,100 tons full load Dimensions: 455 x 45 x 22 feet/138.6 x 13.7 x 6.7 meters Propulsion: 2 LM2500 gas turbines, 1 shaft, 40,000 shp, 29 knots Crew: 214 Radar: SPS-49(V)4 or (V)5 2-D air search Sonar: SQQ-89(V)2 or (V)9 suite with SQS-56 MF active/passive keel mounted, SQR19 TACTAS towed array Fire Control: Mk 13 weapons direction system with Mk 92 and SPG-60/STIR SM-1 guidance systems; CORT/SYS-2(V)2 combat system in FFG 36, 47, 48, 50-55, 57, 59, 61. EW: SLQ-32(V)2 intercept or SLQ-32(V)5 Sidekick intercept/jammer, SLQ-25/25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: aft helicopter deck with RAST, 2 hangars (41-46 x 13-16 x 13-15 foot/12.5-14

x 3.9-4.8 x 3.9-4.6 meters); 2 SH-60B Armament: 1 Mk 13 missile launcher (40 Standard SM-1MR + Harpoon SSM), 1 76mm OTO DP, 1 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 2 25mm Bushmaster low-angle, 2-4 12.7mm MG Concept/Program: Built as low-cost convoy escorts, these vessels are filling battlegroup and patrol roles in the post-Cold War era. They have basic capabilities in most warfare areas, but have no strike or fire support capability. Ships of this group have lengthened hulls to accommodate RAST and SH-60B helicopters; some units also have more advanced combat systems. The "short hull" ships are listed separately (below); they are being discarded. The "long hull" ships will remain in service for the forseeable future, and there are some proposals for an extensive modernization of about 20 units. Several units have been assigned to the Naval Reserve Force; several others are employed primarily in home-waters patrol duties. Builders: Bath Iron Works, Maine (lead); Todd SY, San Pedro, CA; Todd SY, Seattle, WA. Design: Designed as a low-cost, mass-produced ship. The ships have a helicopter deck and hangar at the stern, a boxy superstructure, and the Mk13 system forward. They are fitted with modern, but not top-of-the-line, systems, and thus are best suited for lowmedium threat areas. They have been lengthened at the stern to accommodate the RAST system, allowing SH-60B operations. FFG 8 has only one operational hangar; the second has been converted for other uses. Modernization: Moderate upgrades are being undertaken as funds allow, but no major modernization is scheduled. Several units have the SYS-2 combat system, greatly enhancing their AAW capabilities. FFG 8, 28, 29, 32, 33 were originally "Short Hull" ships, but they have been retrofitted with RAST, becoming "Long Hull" ships. Number FFG 8 FFG 28 FFG 29 FFG 32 FFG 33 FFG 36 FFG 37 FFG 38 FFG 39 FFG 40 FFG 41 FFG 42 Name McInerney Boone Stephen W. Groves John L. Hall Jarrett Underwood Crommelin Curts Doyle Halyburton McClusky Klakring Year 1979 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 FLT ATL ATL ATL ATL PAC ATL PAC PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL Homeport Mayport Mayport Pascagoula Pascagoula San Diego Mayport Pearl Harbor San Diego Mayport Norfolk San Diego Mayport Group DesRon14 DesRon14 DesRon6 DesRon6 DesRon21 DesRon24 DesRon31 DesRon1 DesRon14 DesRon28 DesRon7 Notes NRF NRF

NRF NRF

NRF

FFG 43 FFG 45 FFG 46 FFG 47 FFG 48 FFG 49 FFG 50 FFG 51 FFG 52 FFG 53 FFG 54 FFG 55 FFG 56 FFG 57 FFG 58 FFG 59 FFG 60 FFG 61

Thach De Wert Rentz Nicholas Vandegrift Robert G. Bradley Taylor Gary Carr Hawes Ford Elrod Simpson Reuben James Samuel B. Roberts Kauffman Rodney M. Davis Ingraham

1984 1983 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986 1987 1987 1989

PAC ATL PAC ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC ATL ATL PAC PAC

San Diego Mayport San Diego Norfolk Yokosuka Mayport Mayport Yokosuka Norfolk Norfolk Everett Norfolk Mayport Pearl Harbor Norfolk Norfolk Everett Everett

DesRon23 DesRon28 DesRon21 DesRon18 DesRon15 DesRon14 DesRon24 DesRon15 DesRon2 DesRon22 DesRon9 DesRon28 DesRon31 DesRon26 DesRon26 DesRon9 DesRon9

NRF

Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates (Short Hull Group) (2 ships)

Displacement: 3,900-4,000 tons full load Dimensions: 445 x 45 x 22 feet/135.6 x 13.7 x 6.7 meters Propulsion: 2 LM2500 gas turbines, 1 shaft, 40,000 shp, 29 knots Crew: 166 Radar: SPS-49(V)4 or (V)5 2-D air search Sonar: SQS-56 MF active/passive keel mounted Fire Control: Mk 13 weapons direction system with Mk 92 and SPG-60/STIR SM-1 guidance systems EW: SLQ-32(V)2 intercept, SLQ-25/25A Nixie torpedo countermeasure Aviation: aft helicopter deck, 1 or 2 hangars (41-46 x 13-16 x 13-15 foot/12.5-14 x 3.94.8 x 3.9-4.6 meters) Armament: 1 Mk 13 missile launcher (40 Standard SM-1MR + Harpoon SSM), 1 76mm OTO DP, 1 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes (Mk46 torpedoes), 24 12.7mm MG

Concept/Program: These are the survivors of the early Perry class ships, which were not equipped with RAST and could not operate the SH-60B helicopters. Many of the "short hull" ships have been discarded, and the remaining few will be discarded by 2003. Many have been transferred to foreign navies. All of the survivors are operated by the Naval Reserve Force, employed in home-waters patrol duties. Builders: Bath Iron Works, Maine (lead); Todd SY, San Pedro, CA; Todd SY, Seattle, WA. Design: Designed as a low-cost, mass-produced ship. The ships have a helicopter deck and hangar at the stern, a boxy superstructure, and the Mk13 system forward. They are fitted with modern, but not top-of-the-line, systems, and thus are best suited for lowmedium threat areas. Some of these ships have one of the two helo hangars converted to other uses. Number Name FFG 12 George Philip FFG 15 Estocin Year FLT Homeport 1980 PAC San Diego 1981 ATL Norfolk Group Notes DesRon1 NRF; Decom 2003 DesRon6 NRF; Decom 2003

Disposal Note: All Knox, Brooke, Garcia and Glover class frigates have been discarded; many have been transferred to foreign navies, and the others will be scrapped.

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