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USS Mitscher (DDG 57)


  • Length: 505 Feet

  • Beam: 66 Feet

  • Draft: 36 Feet

  • Displacement: 8558 Long Tons

  • Height: 153 Feet

  • Speed: 31+ Knots


  • All steel construction, except for raked aluminum tripod mast 

  • Reduced radar cross section, caused by sloped exterior bulkheads and smaller deckhouse volume,

    for stealth 

  • Full Collective Protection System (CPS) and Countermeasure Washdown (CMWD) System,

    enabling continued war-fighting in Chemical, Biological, and Radiological environments 

  • Considerable flair and "v" shape hull-form for high speeds in high seas 

  • Sprinkling systems in each berthing compartment, ammunition magazine, and perimeters of the

    Combat Information Center (CIC) and Combat System Equipment Room (CSER). 

  • 6 - 1000 gpm, close-coupled, titanium fire pumps 

  • Insulated Fire Zone Bulkheads 

  • Data Multiplexing System (DMS) - provides redundant communication paths for vital ship systems 


  • 4 - LM2500 Gas Turbine Engines (50,000 shaft horsepower per shaft) 

  • 2 - High power, resiliently mounted, Main Reduction Gears with separate thrust bearings 

  • 2 - 17 ft., outboard turning, Controllable Reversible Pitch Propellers 

  • 2 - Rudders 

  • 3 – 2500 KW, Allison 501-K34 Ship Service Turbine Generators 

  • 4 - 200 Ton A/C units 

  • 2 - 12,000 gallons per day, Reverse Osmosis Type Desalination Plants 

  • 6 - Fuel Tank Groups providing 450,000 gallons of fuel 

  • Plastic, Metal, Glass, and Paper Waste Recycling System 

Weapons and Sensors

  • Aegis Combat System: allows for automatic detection, evaluation, and engagement of targets with

    greater accuracy and firepower than any conventional combat system. 

  • SPY-1D Phased Array Radar System: capable of detecting extremely small objects travelling at

    many times the speed of sound at high and low altitudes.

  • SH-60B SEAHAWK Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) Helicopter: provides long range

    over the horizon (OTH) sensor capability via digital data link. 

  • Mk 15 PHALANX Close-in Weapon System (CIWS): automatically detects and engages incoming

    anti-ship missiles at close range with 4500 rounds per minute.

  • Standard Missile-2 (SM-2): primary missile used for air defense; launched via VLS.

  • Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM): engages land-based targets at great range with

    extreme accuracy in coordination with other strike assets; launched via VLS.

  • ASW Suite: consists of hull-mounted sonar, towed array sonar, and LAMPS to localize and engage

    submarine targets.

  • Anti-submarine Rockets (ASROC): used to engage hostile submarines at long range.

  • Vertical Launch System (VLS): 90 modules (29 forward and 61 aft) capable of firing SM-2, TLAM,

    and ASROC.

  • Advanced Acoustic Homing Torpedoes: fired from six topside torpedo tubes, VLS, and the SH-60B.

  • 5"/54 cal. Gun: provides gunfire support, as necessary, to Marines and soldiers ashore; engages

    hostile surface contacts and close range air contacts.

  • Harpoon Anti-ship Cruise Missiles: used for surface warfare engagement.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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