USS Shoup (DDG-86)

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USS Shoup underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shoup during trials in the Gulf of Mexico
United States
Name: USS Shoup
Namesake: General David M. Shoup
Awarded: 13 December 1996
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 13 December 1999
Launched: 22 November 2000
Commissioned: 22 June 2002
Homeport: NAVSTA Everett, Washington
Motto: Victoria Per Perseverantiam Venit ("Through Perseverance Comes Victory")
Status: in active service, as of 2016
Badge: USS Shoup DDG-86 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
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 (75,000 kW)
Speed: exceeds 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 310 officers and enlisted
Aircraft carried: 2 × MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Shoup (DDG-86) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named for General David M. Shoup (1904–1983), the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Construction on the ship began at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls Operations on 10 November 1998. Her keel was laid on 13 December 1999 and she was launched on 22 November 2000. Shoup sailed into the Gulf of Mexico for the first of her sea trials on 11 December 2001. The vessel was delivered to the Navy by Northrop Grumman on 18 February 2002 and departed Pascagoula, Mississippi on 22 April 2002. Shoup was commissioned on 22 June 2002 at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle, Washington. Her present homeport is Everett, Washington.

Service history[edit]

In July 2002, she successfully conducted the US Navy's operational evaluation of the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile with two test firings.[1]

In January 2005, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance. She was used as a filming location for the 2007 film, Transformers.

On 9 May 2008, while operating with Combined Task Force 150, Shoup assisted a disabled dhow named Dunia by towing the vessel from the Gulf of Aden to Al-Mukalla, Yemen.[2]

On 1 August 2010 the ship collided with a civilian vessel off Oceanside, California. The hull of the 21-foot (6.4 m) civilian boat was cracked, but no injuries were reported. Shoup was not damaged.[3]

Shoup provided assistance to Korean naval forces after their recapture of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry on 21 January 2011 in the Arabian Sea. The tanker's captain had been shot by pirates holding the vessel and a helicopter from Shoup was used to evacuate him in order for him to receive medical treatment for his injuries.

During her 2013 deployment to the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, Shoup participated in numerous multinational exercises while providing theater security and support of ongoing maritime stability in the region. Shoup returned to homeport on 18 November 2013 following several extensions during what was the longest deployment for a US Navy destroyer since World War II at 313 days.[4]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

  1. ^ "ESSM completes OPEVAL with 'flying colors'", Seapower, May 2003.[dead link]
  2. ^ Erickson, Elisabeth; Gutierrez, Chris (8 May 2008). "USS Shoup Tows Disabled Dhow to Safety". United States Navy. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Perry, Tony (3 August 2010). "Navy Ship And Boat Collide". Los Angeles Times. pp. AA5. 
  4. ^ Fiege, Gale (18 November 2013). "USS Shoup returns after long deployment". The Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Shoup in the South China Sea, April 2006
Shoup in Portland, Oregon for the Rose Festival Fleet Week, June 2009