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     DDG-66 Gonzales     

Photo byJune 2001. Area of Poti. Photo by G. Varazashvili.

Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Arleigh Burke ( Flight I ), [DDG].
Homeport: Norfolk.

Callsign: NGON ( November Golf Oscar November )

Builder: Bath Iron Works, USA.
Laid date: 3 February 1994.
Launch date: 18 February 1995.
Commission date: 14 June 1996.

Displacement ( tons ): 6630 light, 8500 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 154 x 20,5 x 9,3.
Main machinery: 4 x GE LM 2500 gas turbines ( 105000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 32.
Range ( miles ): 4400 at 20 knots.
Complement: 337 ( 23 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 127mm Mk45 Mod1, 2 x 6 20mm Mk15 Mod12 Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 1 25mm Mk38 Mod1 Bushmaster, 4 x 1 12,7mm M2HB MGs.
Missiles: 1 x 32 and 1 x 64 Mk41 Mod0 VLS: 96 mix of AGM: BGM-109 Tomahawk; SAM: RIM-66 Standard SM-2MR; ASW: RUM-139 ASROC; SSM: 2 x 4 RGM-84 Harpoon.
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm tubes Mk32 Mod15 for Mk46 and Mk50 torpedoes.

Radar: Air: AN/SPY-1D; Surface: AN/SPS-67; Navigation: AN/SPS-73; Firing Control: 3 x AN/SPG-62A; TACAN: AN/URN-25, IFF Mk XII AIMS AN/UPX-29.
Sonar: AN/SQQ-89 combined with an active hull sonar AN/SQS-53A, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x SRBOC Mk36 Mod12; Torpedo contermeasures AN/SLQ-25 Nixie; AN/SLQ-39 decoy buoy launch system; ESM/ECM: AN/SLQ-32.
Helicopter: 1 x SH-60B/F Sea Hawk LAMPS III. No hangar.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2001 | 2010

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