Spruance-class

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The USS Spruance (DD-963), the lead ship of the Spruance-class.
The Spruance-class destroyer was a class of destroyers meant to replace many of the Allen M. Sumner and Gearing-class destroyers. The Spruance-class was built between 1972 and 1983. It was in service in the United States Navy between 1975 and 2005.

Specifications

  • Role: Destroyer (DD)
  • Crew Complement: 334
  • Displacement: 9,200 tons
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 564.3 feet (172 meters)
    • Beam: 55.1 feet (16.8 meters)
    • Draught: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
  • Propulsion
    • 4 x General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines (produces 80,000 shp)
  • Speed: 32.5 Knots (37.4 Miles/Hour; 60.19 Kilometers/Hour)
  • Armament
    • Missiles
      • 1 x 8-cell ASROC Missile Launcher (fires RUR ASROC ASW Missiles)
      • 2 x 4-cell Mark 143 Harpoon MIssile Launcher (fires UGM-84 Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles)
      • 1 x 8-cell Mark 29 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher (fires RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missiles)
      • 1 x 21-cell Mark 49 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
      • 1 x 61-cell Mark 41 (fires UGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles and RUM-139 VL-ASROC ASW Missiles)
    • Guns
      • 1 x 5"/54-caliber mark 45 naval gun
      • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS (Block 1B)
    • Torpedoes
      • 2 x Mark 32 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Mark 46 Torpedoes)
  • Sensors
    • AN/SPQ-9 Gunfire Control Radar
    • AN/SQR-19 Towed Array Passive Sonar
    • AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
    • AN/SQS-53 Bow Mounted Active Sonar
    • AN/SPS-55 Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPG-60 Fire Control Radar
  • Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-49 Inflatable Decoys
    • Mark 36 SRBOC Decoy Launcing System
  • Parasite Craft:
    • 2 x Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk

Unit Run

Ship Name Hull No. Commission–
Decommission
Disposition Link
USS Spruance DD-963 1975–2005 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [1]
USS Paul F. Foster DD-964 1976–2003 Active, in service as EDD-964 [2] [3]
USS Kinkaid DD-965 1976–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [4]
USS Hewitt DD-966 1976–2001 Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling [5]
USS Elliot DD-967 1977–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [6]
USS Arthur W. Radford DD-968 1977–2003 Disposed of as artificial reef on 10 August 2011 off coast of Delaware [7]
USS Peterson DD-969 1977–2002 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [8]
USS Caron DD-970 1977–2001 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [9]
USS David R. Ray DD-971 1977–2002 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [10]
USS Oldendorf DD-972 1978–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [11]
USS John Young DD-973 1978–2002 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [12]
USS Comte de Grasse DD-974 1978–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [13]
USS O'Brien DD-975 1977–2004 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [14]
USS Merrill DD-976 1978–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [15]
USS Briscoe DD-977 1978–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [16]
USS Stump DD-978 1978–2004 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [17]
USS Conolly DD-979 1978–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [18]
USS Moosbrugger DD-980 1978–2000 Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling [19]
USS John Hancock DD-981 1978–2000 Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling [20]
USS Nicholson DD-982 1979–2002 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [21]
USS John Rodgers DD-983 1979–1998 Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling [22]
USS Leftwich DD-984 1979–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [23]
USS Cushing DD-985 1979–2005 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [24]
USS Harry W. Hill DD-986 1979–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [25]
USS O'Bannon DD-987 1979–2005 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [26]
USS Thorn DD-988 1980–2004 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [27]
USS Deyo DD-989 1980–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [28]
USS Ingersoll DD-990 1980–1998 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [29]
USS Fife DD-991 1980–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [30]
USS Fletcher DD-992 1980–2004 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [31]
USS Hayler DD-997 1983–2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise [32]
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