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U.S.S. STETHEM

(DDG-63)

STEADFAST AND COURAGEOUS

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USS STETHEM (DDG-63) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 1995 to Present

DDG-63 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-63 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-63 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1993 - Keel Date: 11 MAY 1993
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1994 - Launch Date: 17 JUN 1994
OCT 1995 - Commissioned: 21 OCT 1995
MAY 1997 - NOV 1997 West Pac
APR 1999 - OCT 1999 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1999 - Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1999 - Indian Ocean
JAN 2000 - JUN 2000 West Pac
JUN 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 2001 - Pacific Ocean

DDG-63 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Robert Stethem

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles