USS STOCKDALE (DDG-106)
In 2008, the U.S. Navy will be commissioning the USS Stockdale (DDG-106). This ship is the namesake of VADM J.B. Stockdale who our Unit is named in honor of. Our unit is planning to attend this ceremony.
Some people may be looking at the above designation and hull number and wondering what kind of ship this is, and what it can do.
Below, you will find data gathered from NavSource Online and Wikipedia.
- The Stockdale will be an Arleigh Burke-class guided
Pictured: The U.S.S. Arleigh-Burke
- For detailed specifications and information about the Arleigh-Burke Class, see http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/ddg-51.htm
- It will be the 56th Destroyer in it's class.
- It is being built by Bath Iron Works located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine.
- Displacement: 8,373 tons
- Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.3 m)
- Beam: 66 ft (20.1 m)
- Draught: 31 ft (9.4 m)
- Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
- Speed: 30+ knots
- Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
- Armament: 1 x 32 cell, 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical
launch systems, 96 x RIM-67 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or
RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 x 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 x 25 mm, 4 x 12.7 mm guns
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
- Aircraft: 2 x SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Historical and Fictional References to the USS Stockdale
- The first Stockdale was a steamer purchased in 1863. She served as a tinclad in the American Civil War and was decommissioned in 1865.
- The second Stockdale was a destroyer escort commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946.
- A frigate named USS Stockdale (FFG-62) has appeared as a location in the television show JAG in the episode Tiger Tiger. Her part was played by USS John A. Moore (FFG-19). The United States Navy has no frigate with the hull number FFG-62.