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U.S.S. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

(DDG-81)

IN WAR: RESOLUTION
IN PEACE: GOOD WILL

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USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG-81) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 2001 to Present

DDG-81 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-81 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-81 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1998 - Keel Date: 7 MAY 1998
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR 1999 - Launch Date: 17 APR 1999
MAR 2001 - Commissioned: 10 MAR 2001
AUG 2002 - JUL 2003 Desert Shield
AUG 2002 - JUL 2003 Desert Shield

DDG-81 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Sir Winston S. Churchill

Complement: 32 Officers and 348 Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 509.5 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Flank Speed: 30+ knots