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DD 963 Spruance  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 31
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (Ingalls Shipbuilding)
Parent System: DD 963 Spruance
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 35
Family Members: DDG 993 Kidd
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Description: DD 963 Spruance class destroyers were developed to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) in support of the US Navy's aircraft carrier strike groups. Its primary role is to hunt down and destroy hostile nuclear- or conventionally powered submarines in adverse weather. Spruance multi-purpose destroyers also were provided with secondary capability to engage aircraft, surface vessels and land targets. Its propulsion system is based on four General Electric LM2500 gas turbines which provide 80,000-shp allowing a top speed of 33 knots.

The weapon system of an Spruance destroyer consists of two Mark 45 127mm naval guns, two Mark 15 Phalanx 20mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS), two triple torpedo tube launchers, ASROC anti-submarine missile, Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile, Harpoon anti-ship missile and Tomahawk land attack cruise missile. Several destroyers were upgraded with 61-cell Mark 41 vertical launch system or missile launch canisters which allowed these ships to fire Tomahawk. In addition, two SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters provide additional capability for anti-submarine warfare.

The US Navy commissioned 31 of Spruance class destroyers between 1975 and 1983. They were deployed in open ocean missions within carrier strike groups and in support of amphibious operations. After nearly 30 years of honorable service to the fleet, USS Spruance (DD 963) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport March 23, 2005. The last Spruance-class destroyer in service with the US Navy, USS Cushing (DD 985), was decommissioned in San Diego on 21 September 2005.

DD 963 Spruance Specifications

Crew: 382
Beam: 17 meter (56 foot)
Length: 172 meter (564 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 11,100 kilometer (5,994 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 80,000 shp (60 MW)
Top Speed: 17 mps (33.1 knot)
Full Displacement: 8,190 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

DD 963 Spruance News

There are 2 news between
8 Apr 2011 and 22 Dec 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman to Design and Produce Shipboard Laser Weapon System Demonstrator
Friday, April 8, 2011US Navy Demonstrates High Energy Laser for Ship Self-Defense

Operators & Related Equipment

Ex-US Navy ships
Ex-US Navy ships

Grand Total 343
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Strike Length
Mk 45x2
Defensive Weapons
Mark 46x6
RIM-7M SeaSparrow
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Tomahawk Block II
Tomahawk Block III
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
SH-60B Seahawkx2

DD 963 Spruance Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DD 963 USS Spruance-197518 Mar 2005
DD 975 USS O'Brien-197724 Sep 2004
DD 978 USS Stump-197822 Oct 2004
DD 985 USS Cushing-197921 Sep 2005
DD 987 USS O'Bannon-197919 Aug 2005
DD 988 USS Thorn-198025 Aug 2004
DD 992 USS Fletcher-19801 Oct 2004
DD 964 USS Paul F. Foster-197627 Mar 2003
DD 965 USS Kinkaid-19767 Jan 2003
DD 966 USS Hewitt-197619 Jul 2001
DD 967 USS Elliot-19772 Dec 2003
DD 968 USS Arthur W. Radford-197718 Mar 2003
DD 969 USS Peterson-19774 Oct 2002
DD 970 USS Caron-197715 Oct 2001
DD 971 USS David R. Ray-197728 Feb 2002
DD 972 USS Oldendorf-197820 Jun 2003
DD 973 USS John Young-197830 Sep 2002
DD 974 USS Comte De Grasse-19785 Jun 1998
DD 976 USS Merrill-197826 Mar 1998
DD 977 USS Briscoe-19782 Oct 2003
DD 979 USS Connolly-197818 Sep 1998
DD 980 USS Moosbrugger-197815 Dec 2000
DD 981 USS John Hancock-197916 Oct 2000
DD 982 USS Nicholson-197920 Dec 2002
DD 983 USS John Rodgers-19794 Sep 1998
DD 984 USS Leftwich-197927 Mar 1998
DD 986 USS Harry W. Hill-197929 May 1998
DD 989 USS Deyo-19806 Nov 2003
DD 990 USS Ingersoll-198024 Jul 1998
DD 991 USS Fife-198028 Feb 2003
DD 997 USS Hayler-198325 Aug 2003

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