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U.S.S. HIGGINS

(DDG-76)

FIRST TO FIGHT

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USS HIGGINS (DDG-76) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 1999 to Present

DDG-76 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-76 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-76 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1996 - Keel Date: 14 NOV 1996
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
OCT 1997 - Launch Date: 4 OCT 1997
APR 1999 - Commissioned: 24 APR 1999
OCT 2002 - MAY 2003 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2005 - Shellback Initiation - 18 OCT 2005 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 2011 - AUG 2011 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

DDG-76 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: William R. Higgins

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles