USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)
- See USS Forrest Sherman for other ships of this name.
|Name:||USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)|
|Namesake:||Admiral Forrest Sherman|
|Ordered:||6 March 1998|
|Laid down:||7 August 2003|
|Launched:||2 October 2004|
|Sponsored by:||Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick|
|Commissioned:||28 January 2006|
|Motto:||"Relentless Fighting Spirit"|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke-class destroyer|
|Length:||509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)|
|Beam:||66 ft (20 m)|
|Draft:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines
100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
|Speed:||30+ knots (55+ km/h)|
|Complement:||380 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems for:
RIM-66 SM-2 or
BGM-109 Tomahawk or
RUM-139 VL-Asroc or
4 each of RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm) gun
2 × 25 mm guns
4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 × 20mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60B or MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters|
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named for Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman, and is the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She is part of Destroyer Squadron 2.
Built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Forrest Sherman was launched on 2 October 2004. Admiral Sherman's daughter, Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, is the ship's sponsor. She was commissioned on 28 January 2006 at NAS Pensacola, Commander Michael VanDurick in command, and six days later departed for her homeport in Norfolk, Va. to join the Atlantic Fleet.
She departed Norfolk for her maiden deployment in July 2007, visiting various nations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. In August 2007, while the ship was visiting Sevastopol to conduct drills with the Ukrainian Navy, a 1,100 pounds (500 kg) naval mine from the Second World War was discovered 500 yards from the vessel. The mine was secured before it could damage the ship. Also during that visit, she became the first US Navy ship to land a Ukrainian Navy helicopter. She also conducted Reliant Mermaid 2007 with the Turkish and Israeli Navies.
- "WWII Mine Discovered Near Ukraine". New York Sun. Associated Press. 10 August 2007.
- "Welcome aboard USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98" (pdf). Retrieved May 2012.
- Wax, MCS2 Joseph R. (25 November 2007). "Enterprise Strike Group Exemplifies CNO's Maritime Strategy". USN.
- "USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98". U.S. Carriers. 1 June 2012.
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