U.S.S. JOHN S. MCCAIN

(DDG-56)

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USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG-56) - an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

In Commission 1994 to Present

DDG-56 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1991 - Keel Date: 3 SEP 1991
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
SEP 1992 - Launch Date: 26 SEP 1992
JUL 1994 - Commissioned: 2 JUL 1994
AUG 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1994 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1995 - MAY 1996 Middle East maiden deployment
NOV 1995 - MAY 1996 West Pac
MAY 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1996 - Pacific Ocean

DDG-56 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

Named for: John S. McCain

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles