USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)

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Career (USA)
Name: USS Chung-Hoon
Namesake: Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon
Awarded: 6 March 1998
Builder: Northrop Grumman
Laid down: 14 January 2002
Launched: 15 December 2002
Sponsored by: Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon
Acquired: 22 March 2004
Commissioned: 18 September 2004
Homeport: Pearl Harbor
Motto: Imua e na Koa Kai - Go Forward Sea Warriors
Status: in active service, as of 2024
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 feet 6 inches (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 feet (20 m)
Draft: 31 feet (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted

USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer serving in the United States Navy. Chung-Hoon was named in honor of Rear Admiral Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon (1910-1979), recipient of the Navy Cross and the Silver Star.

The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on 6 March 1998, and her keel was laid down on 14 January 2002, at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Incorporated. She was launched on 11 January 2003, sponsored by Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon of Honolulu, Hawaii, Chung-Hoon's niece, and commissioned on 18 September 2004.[1]

She is part of the Pacific Fleet and homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Operational History

In October 2005, while operating 360 miles northeast of Kahului, Chung-Hoon responded to a distress call from the bulk freighter C-Laurel. Chung-Hoon provided emergency medical care until the ship was within range of Coast Guard aircraft.[2][3]

In September 2006, Chung-Hoon served as host ship to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy's Luda class destroyer Qingdao during Qingdao's visit to Pearl Harbor.[4] The two ships conducted communications and mobility exercises on September 10, 2006. According to Xinhua News Agency, it was the first such exercise by USN and PLAN ships.[5]

On January 20, 2009, Chung-Hoon departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment with the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group.[6]

On 12 March, 2009, Fox News reported that Chung-Hoon was escorting USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS-23) after the latter had been harassed by Chinese vessels in waters 75 miles south of Hainan.[7]


  1. USS Chung-Hoon Goes on Duty, Honolulu Advertiser, September 19, 2004.
  2. Pearl Harbor Ship Aids Crewmember from Panamanian Ship.
  3. USS Chung-Hoon tends to injured crewman on freighter. October 14, 2005.
  4. Chinese naval ships visiting isles. Gregg K. Kakesako. Honolulu Star - Bulletin. Honolulu, Hawaii: Sep 6, 2006. Vol. 11, Iss. 249
  5. Chinese, US navy conduct telecommunications, mobility exercise in Pacific. Xinhua news agency, BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific. London: Sep 12, 2006. pg. 1
  6. Navy News. Jan. 20, 2009.
  7. Obama Calls for Improved Military Dialogue Between U.S. and China, After Naval Confrontation. Fox News. March 12, 2009

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