USS Preble (DDG-88)

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USS Preble
USS Preble cruising in the Arabian Sea
Career (US)
Name: USS Preble
Namesake: Edward Preble
Ordered: 13 December 1996
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: 22 June 2000
Launched: 1 June 2001
Acquired: 12 August 2002
Commissioned: 9 November 2002
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: Intrepid Patriot
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.3 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h)
Range: 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,100 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 33 Officers
38 Chief Petty Officers
210 Enlisted Personnel
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1D Radar
AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
• AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar
• AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
• AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar
• AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
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1 × 32-cell
1 × 64-cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 RIM-66 SM-2, RIM-162 ESSM, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139 VL-Asroc missiles
1 × 5/62 inch (127/62 mm)
2 × 25 mm chain gun
4 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
1 × 20mm Phalanx CIWS (added aft)

2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: Two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Preble (DDG-88) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy.

USS Preble (DDG-88) was commissioned 9 November 2002 at the Commonwealth Pier/World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. At her commissioning ceremony USS Preble was docked bow to bow with USS Constitution, the command of her namesake, Commodore Edward Preble. The ceremony included a symbolic welcoming aboard of the spirit of Commodore Preble signaled by the ringing of chimes. Among the speakers at the commissioning of Preble were U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch, then Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vernon E. Clark USN (Ret.) and journalist and sailor Walter Cronkite.

Ship History

Preble departed San Diego in June 2004 for her maiden deployment with the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) Expeditionary Strike Group. During that deployment, three Sailors were injured when a UH-3H Sea King had a mishap while landing aboard the ship. Preble returned home after six months 17 December 2004.[1]

On 20 January 2007, Preble departed for a routine deployment with the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Carrier Strike Group. Preble supported Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Expeditionary Strike Force training and exercise Valiant Shield 2007 during the deployment. She returned to her homeport after seven months on 29 August 2007.[2]


External links

File:DDG-88 commissioning.jpg
Commissioning of USS Preble in Boston, Massachusetts.
USS Preble in San Diego in May 2008

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