The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) arrival and departure at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016.
USS HOWARD is the fifth OSCAR AUSTIN class guided missile destroyer and the first ship in the Navy named after Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard.
General Characteristics: Keel laid: December 9, 1998
Launched and christened: November 20, 1999
Commissioned: October 20, 2001
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)
Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)
Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load
Speed: 32 knots
Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters
Armament: one Mk-45 5″/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems
Homeport: San Diego, CA
Crew: approx. 320
RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.