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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
DEC 1988 - Keel Date: 6 DEC 1988
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP 1989 - Launch Date: 16 SEP 1989
JUL 1991 - Commissioned: 4 JUL 1991
MAR 1993 - SEP 1993 Mediterranean
MAR 1995 - SEP 1995 Mediterranean
MAY 1998 - OCT 1998 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1998 - OCT 1998 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN 2003 - JUN 2003 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2006 - MAY 2006 Mediterranean
JAN 2007 - MAY 2007 Mediterranean
JAN 2010 - OCT 2010 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 2011 - NOV 2011 North 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


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]