Lassen underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea, in 2003.
Clyde Everett Lassen
6 January 1995
24 August 1998
16 October 1999
21 April 2001
From Courage, Life
in active service, as of 2015
Class & type:
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
66 ft (20 m)
31 ft (9.4 m)
General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
exceeds 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
320 officers and enlisted
MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters
in drydock in Yokosuka, with the sonar dome visible, January 2007
USS is a Lassen (DDG-82) 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 October 2015.
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. [2 ] [3 ]
On 1 July 2009,
Fox News Channel reported that Lassen was tracking the North Korean ship , suspected of carrying Kang Nam 1 contraband.
On 27 October, 2015
Lassen navigated within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef, one of seven artificial islands built up by China in the Spratly Islands (commonly called the Great wall of sand) in the past year, the first in a series of "Freedom of Navigation Operation". This is the first time since 2012 that the US has directly challenged China's [4 ] claims of the island's territorial limit. [5 ]
Commanding Officers [ edit ]
The commanding officer (CO) of USS
Lassen, is the United States Navy officer who is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of Lassen and her crew.
List of commanding officers [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
External links [ edit ]