USS McCampbell (DDG-85)
|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 2020[update]|
|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)|
|Complement:||380 officers and enlisted|
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.
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.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
- News article on 26 March 2006 accident
- News article on 23 June 2009 deployment
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- USS McCampbell official website
- Yokosuka Naval Base Community Website
- USS McCampbell News
- nvr.navy.mil: USS McCampbell
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