USS Chung-Hoon at her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in September 2004.
|Namesake:||Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon|
|Awarded:||6 March 1998|
|Builder:||Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Northrop Grumman, Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||14 January 2002|
|Launched:||15 December 2002|
|Sponsored by:||Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon|
|Acquired:||22 March 2004|
|Commissioned:||18 September 2004|
|Motto:||Imua e na Koa Kai – Go Forward Sea Warriors|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[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, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed:||30 kn (56 km/h)|
|Complement:||380 officers and enlisted|
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer serving in the United States Navy (USN). Chung-Hoon was named in honor of Rear Admiral Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon (1910–1979), recipient of the Navy Cross and the Silver Star.
The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on 6 March 1998, and her keel was laid down on 14 January 2002, at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Incorporated. She was launched on 11 January 2003, sponsored by Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon of Honolulu, Hawaii, Chung-Hoon's niece, and commissioned on 18 September 2004.
In October 2005, while operating 360 miles northeast of Kahului, Chung-Hoon responded to a distress call from the bulk freighter C-Laurel. Chung-Hoon provided emergency medical care until the ship was within range of Coast Guard aircraft.
In September 2006, Chung-Hoon served as host ship to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao during Qingdao 's visit to Pearl Harbor. The two ships conducted communications and mobility exercises on 10 September 2006. According to Xinhua News Agency, it was the first such exercise by USN and PLAN ships and the first visit by a Chinese navy ship to a U.S. state in six years.
On 12 March 2009, Fox News reported that Chung-Hoon was escorting the surveillance vessel USNS Impeccable after the latter was involved in an incident with Chinese vessels in waters 75 miles (121 km) south of Hainan.
In 2010, the ship assisted the Philippine Navy in the Sulu Sea in operations against Islamic militants. After returning to Pearl Harbor, the ship redeployed to the western Pacific beginning on 1 June 2011.
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