USS Mustin (DDG-89)

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USS Mustin
USS Mustin being pushed into place by a tugboat at Allegheny Pier at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Career (US)
Namesake: Mustin family
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Laid down: 15 January 2001
Launched: 12 December 2001
Commissioned: 26 July 2003
Homeport: Yokosuka, Japan
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: DDG-89 Badge.jpg
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 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: Toujours L'Audace; "Always Be Bold"
See USS Mustin for other ships of the same name.

The second USS Mustin (DDG-89) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named in honor of the Mustin family. Mustin was the first Burke destroyer built with her funnels submerged into the superstructure, an additional stealth measure taken on the already stealthy warships.

The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding on 6 March 1998. Her keel was laid down on 15 January 2001, she was launched on 12 December 2001, and commissioned 26 July 2003. Mustin is equipped with Aegis, an advanced combat weapons system.

Ship history

In July 2006, Mustin and her crew of 300 was deployed to Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan, home of the Navy's 7th Fleet, for permanent assignment. Though coming at an opportune time in response to the recent North Korea missile tests, the deployment was previously ordered, unrelated to the incidents.

During the 2008 Myanmar Cyclone Nargis crisis and the subsequent Operation Caring Response aid mission, as part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (also including the USS Juneau and the USS Harpers Ferry), she stood by off Burma from May 13 to June 5, waiting for the Myanmar junta government to permit US aid to its citizens.[1] However, in early June, with permission still not forthcoming, it was decided to put the group back on its scheduled operations.[2]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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