USS Lassen underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea.
||Clyde Everett Lassen
||6 January 1995
||24 August 1998
||16 October 1999
||21 April 2001
||From Courage, Life
||in active service, as of 2013
|Class & type:
||Arleigh Burke class destroyer
||509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
|| 66 ft (20 m)
|| 31 ft (9.4 m)
||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
||30+ knots (55+ km/h)
||320 officers and enlisted
||1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5″/62 (127mm/62), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns, 2 × Phalanx CIWS
2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
||2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
USS Lassen (DDG-82) is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy.
She was homeported in San Diego until she shifted homeport to Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan in August 2005, where she remains as of March 2013.
Lassen is named for Clyde Everett Lassen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous rescue of two downed aviators while commander of a search and rescue helicopter in Vietnam.
On 15 February 2009 at 12:25 pm, Lassen collided with a Japanese 14-ton pleasure boat in Yokosuka harbor. Four people fishing on the pleasure boat, which was at anchor, were reportedly uninjured. On 23 March 2009 the Japan Coast Guard filed a case against both the destroyer's and the fishing boat's captains with local prosecutors for professional negligence that endangered traffic.
On 1 July 2009, Fox News Channel reported that Lassen was tracking the North Korean ship Kang Nam, suspected of carrying contraband.
Commanding Officers 
The commanding officer (CO) of the of the USS Lassen (DDG-82), is the United States Navy officer who is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of the Lassen and her crew.
List of commanding officers 
This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
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in drydock in Yokosuka, with the sonar dome visible, January 2007