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The USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG-96), an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, was commissioned on 12 NOV 2005. USS BAINBRIDGE, the forty sixth "Arleigh Burke", was built at the Bath Iron works in Bath, ME. After commissioning and shake down, BAINBRIDGE joined the Atlantic Fleet and began a career of eastward deployments to the "MED" and "IO". In April 2009, USS BAINBRIDGE, carrying a SEAL Team, shadowed the hijackers of the SS Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean off of Somalia. The embarked SEAL Team shot and killed the three hijackers holding the SS Maersk Alabama's Captain aboard the ship's life boat.

USS BAINBRIDGE serves her country from her homeport of Norfolk, VA.

The USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG-96) deployment history and significant events of her service career can be accessed at:

DDG-96 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 2003 - Keel Date: 7 MAY 2003
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV 2005 - Commissioned: 12 NOV 2005
AUG 2007 - FEB 2008 Flag Ship Standing NATO Maritime Group 1
JAN 2008 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 2008 - Indian Ocean
JAN 2008 - DEC 2009 Somalia
OCT 2010 - Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 2010 - Pacific Ocean

DDG-96 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: William Bainbridge

Complement: 270 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 509 feet 6 inches

Beam: 66 feet

Flank Speed: 30+ knots

Range: 4 400 nautical miles