USS McCampbell (DDG-85)

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Career (US)
Name: USS McCampbell
Namesake: Captain David McCampbell
Ordered: 13 December 1996
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 15 July 1999
Launched: 2 July 2000
Commissioned: 17 August 2002
Status: in active service, as of 2019
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 11/16 in (155.3 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 x 32 cell, 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 x RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 x 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 x 25 mm, 4 x 12.7 mm guns
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Motto: Relentless in Battle

USS McCampbell (DDG-85) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy, named for Captain David McCampbell (1910–1996), the Navy's leading ace in World War II. She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Maine.

On March 26, 2006, McCampbell collided with a merchant vessel about 30 miles off the coast of Iraq. Both ships sustained damage to their bows, but both remained seaworthy. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

She replaced USS Gary (FFG-51) at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan as part of the US Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces in July 2007, and is now permanently homeported there.

McCampbell maintains onboard an active VBSS team to conduct anti piracy, anti-smuggling, and anti-terrorist operations.

On 23 June 2009, it was reported that the McCampbell had taken over for the USS John S. McCain in shadowing the North Korean ship Kang Nam toward Myanmar in enforcement of a new United Nations resolution.

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