USS Pinckney (DDG-91)

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USS Pinckney (foreground) with Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon (F102)
USS Pinckney (foreground) sails alongside the Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon
Career (United States)
Name: USS Pinckney
Namesake: William Pinckney
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 16 July 2001
Launched: 26 June 2002
Commissioned: 29 May 2004
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: Proud to Serve
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
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 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
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

USS Pinckney (DDG-91) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named for Cook First Class William Pinckney (1915–1975), who received the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crewmember onboard Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz.

Pinckney was laid down on 16 July 2001 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi; launched on 26 June 2002; and commissioned on 29 May 2004 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme.

As of 2010, Pinckney is commanded by Commander Errin P. Armstrong, homeported at NS San Diego, and assigned to Destroyer Squadron 23.

Ship history

USS Pinckney made her maiden deployment September 2005. During this deployment, she made port visits to Guam, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii. During this deployment, Pinckney became the first ever guided-missile destroyer to refuel and replenish the Mark Five (MK V) high-performance combatant craft. She returned home after five months underway on 24 February 2006.[1]

On 16 February 2007, Pinckney was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award.[2]

Pinckney departed San Diego on 2 April 2007 along with USS Nimitz (CVN-68) for a 6 month deployment. She returned home on 30 September 2007.[3]

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