USS Sampson (DDG-102)

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USS Sampson
Career (US)
Name: USS Sampson
Namesake: Rear Admiral William T. Sampson
Ordered: 13 September 2002
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 20 March 2005
Launched: 16 September 2006
Commissioned: 3 November 2007
Homeport: San Diego, California
Motto: "Through Courage and Arms"
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: USS Sampson Coat of Arms
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
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 (55+ km/h)
Complement: 383 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
File:USS Sampson Christening.jpg
The commissioning of USS Sampson.

USS Sampson (DDG-102) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was authorized in 2002 and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship named to honor Rear Admiral William T. Sampson.

She was built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. At her christening on 16 September 2006, the principal address was delivered by Senator Susan Collins of Maine, and the vessel was christened by Clara Parsons, great-granddaughter of R.Adm. Sampson and daughter of William Sterling Parsons, as the ship's sponsor. Commander Philip Roos is the ship's first commanding officer.

She was commissioned in Boston, Massachusetts on 3 November 2007.

Commissioning Crew:
Commanding Officer: CDR Phil Roos
Executive Officer: LCDR Jeffrey L. Scudder
Command Master Chief: CMDCM Sandra Huffman


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