|Photographer:||Joost Zaal [View profile]||Title:||USS ROSS DDG71||Added:||Aug 16, 2006|
|The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ross is leaving Rotterdam to here destination Norfolk 18-03-06
Keel Laid: April 10, 1995
Launched: April 20, 1996
Commissioned: June 28, 1997
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
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
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Blades on each Propeller: five
Aircraft: None. But LAMPS 3 electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG/helicopter ASW operations.
Armament: 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: Norfolk, Va.
Crew: 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted