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U.S.S. ARLEIGH BURKE

(DDG-51)

BUILT TO FIGHT

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The USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, was commissioned on 4 JUL 1991. USS ARLEIGH BURKE serves her country from her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia.

The USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DDG-51 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1988-Keel Date: 6 DEC 1988
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP1989-Launch Date: 16 SEP 1989
JUL1991-Commissioned: 4 JUL 1991
MAR1993-SEP1993Mediterranean
OCT1993- Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1995-SEP1995Mediterranean
MAY1998-OCT1998Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY1998-OCT1998Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN2003-JUN2003Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN2006-MAY2006Mediterranean
JAN2007-MAY2007Mediterranean
JAN2010-OCT2010Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP2011-NOV2011North Atlantic

DDG-51 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles



USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51)



Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) was laid down on 6 December 1988 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works; launched on 16 September 1989; sponsored by Mrs. Arleigh Burke; and was scheduled for delivery to the Navy early in 1991

[Note: The above USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]