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USS Truxtun (DDG-103)
USS Truxtun (DDG 103) during the christening ceremony.jpg
USS Truxtun (DDG 103) during christening ceremony, 2 June 2007.
Career (USA)
Name: USS Truxtun
Namesake: Commodore Thomas Truxtun
Awarded: 13 September 2002[1]
Builder: NGSS Ingalls[1]
Laid down: 11 April 2005[1]
Launched: 17 April 2007[1]
Christened: 2 June 2007
Acquired: 24 October 2008[1]
Commissioned: 25 April 2009 (ceremony)[2]
Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk[1]
Motto: "Pursue Attack Vanquish"
Status: in active service, as of 2020
Notes: USS Truxtun DDG-103 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons[1]
Length: 510 ft (160 m)[1]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[1]
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)[1]
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)[3]
Speed: >30 knots (56 km/h)[3]
Range:
  • 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
  • (8,100 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • AN/SPY-1D Radar
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SPS-64(V)9 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
    1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
    2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
    1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

    USS Truxtun (DDG-103) is a US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Her keel was laid down on 11 April 2005 and she was launched on 17 April 2007.[1] Her commissioning ceremony was held 25 April 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina with Commander Timothy Weber as her first commanding officer. She is named for American Naval hero Thomas Truxtun.[2]

    DDG-103 suffered a major electrical fire during construction at NGSS Ingalls, Pascagoula, Mississippi 20 May 2006 engulfing two levels and causing damage believed to be in the millions of dollars.[4] She was christened on 2 June 2007 at NGSS Ingalls in Pascagoula Mississippi[5] and was sponsored by Susan Scott Martin and Carol Leigh Roelker, descendants of Thomas Truxtun.[6]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 "USS Truxtun". Naval Vessel Register. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/DDG103.htm. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
    2. 2.0 2.1 "Roughead Delivers Principal Address at Truxtun Commissioning". Navy News Service. 25 April 2009. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=44722. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
    3. 3.0 3.1 "Navy To Commission Guided Missile Destroyer Truxtun". Navy News Service. 22 April 2009. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=44599. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
    4. USS Truxtun Damaged In Weekend Fire At Northrop Grumman Shipyard. Geoff Fein. Defense Daily. Published 23 May 2006.
    5. "New Truxtun joins distinguished line". Leigh Coleman. Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS) Published 3 June 2007.
    6. Northrop Grumman-built Truxtun (DDG 103) Christening Commemorates a Founding Father of the U.S. Navy. NGSS Press Release. 2 June 2007.

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