US Navy Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Arrived in Subic Philippines

Published on April 11, 2017 by

USS Stethem is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship was built in Pascagoula, Mississippi, starting on 11 May 1993. The ship was commissioned on 21 October 1995 and is based out of Yokosuka, Japan.

According to US Embassy, the guided-missile destroyer vessel of the United States Navy has arrived in Subic Bay for minor repairs and a port call.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: May 10, 1993
Launched: June 17, 1994
Commissioned: October 1995
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
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.


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 Enlisted

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