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U.S.S. HOWARD

(DDG-83)

READY FOR VICTORY

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USS HOWARD (DDG-83) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 2001 to Present

DDG-83 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1998 - Keel Date: 9 DEC 1998
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV 1999 - Launch Date: 20 NOV 1999
OCT 2001 - Commissioned: 20 OCT 2001
JUN 2011 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUN 2011 - Pacific Ocean

DDG-83 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Gunnery Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard

Complement: 320 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 509 feet 6 inches

Beam: 66 feet

Flank Speed: 30+ knots