USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
USS Pinckney (foreground) sails alongside the Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon
|Career (United States)|
|Ordered:||6 March 1998|
|Laid down:||16 July 2001|
|Launched:||26 June 2002|
|Commissioned:||29 May 2004|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego|
|Motto:||Proud to Serve|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke class destroyer|
|Displacement:||9,200 long tons (9,300 t)|
|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, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed:||>30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Complement:||380 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||1 x 32 cell, 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 x RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 x 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 x 25 mm, 4 x 12.7 mm guns
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||2 x SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters|
USS Pinckney (DDG-91) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named for Cook First Class William Pinckney (1915–1975), who received the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crewmember on board Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz.
Pinckney was laid down on 16 July 2001 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi; launched on 26 June 2002; and commissioned on 29 May 2004 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme.
As of 2010, Pinckney is commanded by Commander Matthew M. McGonigle, homeported at NS San Diego, and assigned to Destroyer Squadron 23.
USS Pinckney made her maiden deployment September 2005. During this deployment, she made port visits to Guam, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii. During this deployment, Pinckney became the first ever guided-missile destroyer to refuel and replenish the Mark Five (MK V) high-performance combatant craft. She returned home after five months underway on 24 February 2006.
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