• DESlGN CHARACTERlSTlCS

  • Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi

    Keel Laid - l6 December 1977

    Christened - 26 May 1979

    Commissioned - 12 April 1980

    Sponsor - Mrs. Royal E. Ingersoll, Wife of Admiral Royal Eason Ingersoll

    Proxy Sponsor - Mrs. Alice J. Ingersoll Nagle, Daughter of Admiral Royal Eason Ingersoll

    Length - 563 feet, 4 inches

    Displacement - 8,700 tons

    Personnel - 22 Officers, 22 Chief Petty Officers, 287 Enlisted

    Armament - Two 5 inch/ 54 Caliber Guns

  • Two 20MM PHALANX Close-ln Weapon Systems

    Two MK 32 Torpedo Launchers

    Eight TOMAHAWK Missiles

    Eight HARPOON Missiles

    Eight NATO SEASPARROW Missiles

  • COMMANDlNG OFFlCERS

  • CDR. E. R. FlCKENSCHER III --- 12 April 1980 - 23 April 1982

    CDR. W. T. DANHElM --------------- 23 April 1982 - 21 April 1984

    CDR. H. F. AMERAU, Jr ------------- 21 April 1984 - 08 July 1986

    CDR. J. L. FRANK III ------------- 08 July 1986 - 06 January 1989

    CDR. J. F. DRlSCOLL ------- 06 January 1989 - 04 January 1991

    CDR. W. H. SCHMlDT ------------ 04 January 1991 - 15 July 1992

    CDR. J. K. SAPP ------------------------- 15 July 1992 - 03 June 1994

    CDR. D. T. CUNNlNGHAM ------- 03 June 1994 - 06 March 1996

    CDR. S.C. BRADLEY ----------- 06 March 1996 - 03 October 1997

    CDR. R.L. SNELL ------------------- 03 October 1997 - 24 July 1998