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13 June 2013

Welcome Home USS Naval Destroyer John Paul Jones (DDG-53)

 USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) vừa trở lại căn cứ hải quân San Diego, chiều 06/12/2013

Welcome home our troops !

 USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) is the third Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer and the first ship of the class homeported on the west coast. She is named after American Revolutionary War Naval Captain John Paul Jones. She was built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship is currently part of Destroyer Squadron 23, and administratively reports to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific.
USS John Paul Jones in the Persian Gulf
Career (US)
Name: USS John Paul Jones
Namesake: John Paul Jones
Ordered: 25 September 1987
Awarded: 25 September 1987
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 8 August 1990
Launched: 26 October 1991
Commissioned: 18 December 1993
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: In Harm's Way
Status: in active service, as of 2013
Badge: USS John Paul Jones DDG-53 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: Light: approx. 6,800 long tons (6,900 t)
Full: approx. 8,900 long tons (9,000 t)
Length: 505 ft (154 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: >30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,100 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 33 Officers
38 Chief Petty Officers
210 Enlisted Personnel
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament: 1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc missiles
1 × Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
2 × 25 mm chain gun
4 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 1 SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter can be embarked