USS Sampson (DDG-102)
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral William T. Sampson|
|Ordered:||13 September 2002|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||20 March 2005|
|Launched:||16 September 2006|
|Commissioned:||3 November 2007|
|Homeport:||San Diego, California|
|Motto:||"Through Courage and Arms"|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and 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+ knots (55+ km/h)|
|Complement:||383 officers and enlisted|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters|
She was built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. At her christening on 16 September 2006, the principal address was delivered by Senator Susan Collins of Maine, and the vessel was christened by Clara Parsons, great-granddaughter of R.Adm. Sampson and daughter of William Sterling Parsons, as the ship's sponsor. Commander Philip Roos is the ship's first commanding officer.
She was commissioned in Boston, Massachusetts on 3 November 2007.
In popular culture
- The ship is featured in the 2012 film Battleship where she is destroyed by the Red Stinger during the intense combat in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii with the USS John Paul Jones, the same class destroyer.
- "With no trace of missing AirAsia jet, search resumes over wider area". CNN. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "Carrier Strike Group Eleven". U.S. Navy. 2010. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
- Soundings, 20 September 2006, Vol. 33, No. 38, pages 12–13 – www.soundingsnews.com.
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