USN – Current Destroyers

Destroyers (see also retired listing)

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Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyers DDG LOA ca. 505′ / 153.9 m TDISP ca. 9,000 tons (68 – 7 building, service since 1991)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Kidd and USS Pinckney ahead of Littoral Combat Ship USS Omaha US Navy: 5619587 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Olympia O. McCoy

Flight I and II LOA 505′ / 153.9 m TDISP ca. 8,200 tonsArleigh Burke Class DDs Norfolk 2018

Arleigh Burke Class DDs San Diego 2008FLI
The remarkable aspect of this capture of an Arleigh Burke class Flight I or II destroyer is the view of the some of the ship’s company drawn up on the flight deck at the stern, a sense of the human element of these fighting ships rarely appears in any Google Earth/providers imagery.

Flight IIA (and later variants) LOA 509′ / 155.1 m and longer TDISP 9,300 tons (service since 2000)

Forrest Sherman conducts COMPTUEX
USS Farragut DDG-99 2017 US Navy: 5596667 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks
Arleigh Burke Class DDs San Diego 2019FLIIA
Note the major visual difference is the raised structure for the twin hangars for ASW helicopters near the stern. The triple Mk 32. torpedo tubes were fitted amidships from their location on earlier units on either side of the aft VLS missile canisters.
Arleigh Burke Class DD bldg Pascagoula 2017FLIIA
Note the later Flight IIAs, from USS Pinckney DDG-91 and later, including this one fitting out in 2017, have the torpedo tubes fitted above the hangar, near their position in Flight I ships, not amidships as in previous Flight IIA units.

Zumwalt Class Guided Missile Destroyer DDG, LOA 600′ / 182.9 m TDISP 14,700 tons (2 – 1 building, service since 2016)

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 Maine 2013
This 2013 view of Bath Iron Works, Maine, shows the construction of both Zumwalt and Michael Monsoor. Briefly, Zumwalt was lined up on the stern section of what would become Michael Monsoor, giving the appearance of an 810′ behemoth!

USS Lyndon B. Johnson DDG-1002 (fitting out)USS Lyndon B Johnson DDG-1002

USS Michael Monsoor DDG-1001 (2019)USS Michael Monsoor DDG-1001 Maine 2018USS Michael Monsoor deckhouse DDG-1001 Maine 2014

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 (2016)

USS Zumwalt in Pearl Harbor
USS Zumwalt, Pearl Harbor 2019 US Navy: 5242523 Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 San Diego 2018

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