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U.S.S. DECATUR

(DDG-73)

IN PURSUIT OF PEACE

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USS DECATUR (DDG-73) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 1998 to Present

DDG-73 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-73 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-73 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1996 - Keel Date: 11 JAN 1996
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV 1996 - Launch Date: 8 NOV 1996
AUG 1998 - Commissioned: 29 AUG 1998
MAR 2000 - AUG 2000 West Pac
APR 2000 - Shellback Initiation - 3 APR 2000 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 2001 - JUN 2002 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 2003 - MAR 2004 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2006 - JUL 2006 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

DDG-73 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Stephen Decatur

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles