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     DDG-71 Ross      

Fotografia deDecember 2015. The Varna. Photo by N. Zlatev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Arleigh Burke ( Flight I ), [DDG].
Homeport: Rota.

Callsign: NGWB ( November Golf Whiskey Bravo )

Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, USA.
Laid date: 10 April 1995.
Launch date: 22 March 1996.
Commission date: 28 June 1997.

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, 1 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-3MR; ASW: RUM-139 ASROC. SAM: 1 x 11 RIM-116 SeaRam. SSM: 2 x 4 RGM-84 Harpoon.
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm tubes Mk32 Mod15 for Mk46 and Mk50 torpedoes.

Radars: 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.
Sonars: 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:  2014 | 2015 | 2016
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Additional photo:

Additional photo Magnify imageNovember 2014. Bosphorus. Photo by V. Bolsun.

Additional photo Magnify imageMay 2006. The Souda. Photo by A. Andreev.

Additional photo Magnify imageSeptember 2006. Mediterranean Sea. Photo by A.      Andreev.
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