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A toast to my SWO friends-DDG-51 class longest U.S. warship production run (almost)

HeyJoe

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Best looking destroyer ever?



070124-N-4965F-006 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 24, 2007) - Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joseph Melchor, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), climbs down the mast of the Paul Hamilton after completion of pre-deployment maintenance on the International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) system. Paul Hamilton and her crew are currently making preparations to deploy as a member of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. Stennis and its strike group are scheduled to enter 5th Fleet’s area of operation and provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating there. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)



070124-N-4965F-004 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 24, 2007) - Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joseph Melchor, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), climbs the mast of the Paul Hamilton to perform pre-deployment maintenance on the International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) system. Paul Hamilton and her crew are currently making preparations to deploy as a member of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. Stennis and its strike group are scheduled to enter 5th Fleet’s area of operation and provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating there. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)



070124-N-4965F-001 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan 24, 2007) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Edward Mittelstaed, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), climbs a ladder leading to the Tactical Air Navigation Platform on the mast to perform pre-deployment maintenance on the safety rails. Paul Hamilton and her crew are currently making preparations to deploy as a member of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. Stennis and its strike group are scheduled to enter 5th Fleet’s area of operation and provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating there. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)



070124-N-4965F-011 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 24, 2007) - Electronics Technician 1st Class Donny Fa'avi, Leading Petty Officer for Combat Systems Electronics, Communications and Radar Division aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), performs pre-deployment maintenance on the Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder Antennae on the starboard side upper yardarm of the mast. Paul Hamilton and her crew are currently making preparations to deploy as a member of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. Stennis and its strike group are scheduled to enter 5th Fleet’s area of operation and provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating there. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)
 

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030313-N-0115R-077 The Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 13, 2003) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. Arleigh Burke is currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Patrick Reilly. (RELEASED)



010914-N-0000X-002 Pascagoula, Miss. (Sept. 14, 2001) – The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is back in the water. Cole was relaunched at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss., after repairs on her hull were completed. The ship was transported to Pascagoula following the October 12, 2000 terrorist attack in Yemen. U.S. Navy Photo (RELEASED)



011211-N-0000X-007 Gulf of Mexico (Dec. 11, 2001) -- The Arleigh Burke (Flight III) class guided missile Destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) underway during builder’s sea trials. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)



020622-N-8252B-002 Aboard USS Shoup (DDG 86) Jun. 22, 2002 -- Sailors ‘man the rails’ aboard USS Shoup during the commissioning of the ship, the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3 Class Katrina L. Beeler. (RELEASED)



001014-N-0424M-003 NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Florida (October 14, 2000) -- Crewmembers aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) raise their covers after "bringing the ship to life" during the commissioning ceremony of the U.S Navy's newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, FL. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Jason W. Morris. (RELEASED)



090520-N-2735T-014 NEW YORK CITY (May 20, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) renders honors to the Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (DDH 282) during preparations to pull into Manhattan during Fleet Week New York City 2009. Approximately 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate in the 22nd commemoration of Fleet Week New York. This event will provide the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area an opportunity to meet service members and also see the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Coleman Thompson/Released)
 

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The Perfect time to land?

Remember Dev (et al) , the MC's that shoot the images and write the captions aren't aviators....looks like the "Beartrap" is deployed to catch the "Wolfpack"...



061110-N-0684R-058 Pacific Ocean (Nov. 10, 2006) - Pilots hover in an SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Five (HSL-45) while waiting for the perfect time to land aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during rough seas. Preble is currently participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ron Reeves (RELEASED)
 

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Remember Dev (et al) , the MC's that shoot the images and write the captions aren't aviators....looks like the "Beartrap" is deployed to catch the "Wolfpack"...



061110-N-0684R-058 Pacific Ocean (Nov. 10, 2006) - Pilots hover in an SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Five (HSL-45) while waiting for the perfect time to land aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during rough seas. Preble is currently participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ron Reeves (RELEASED)
Actually, in this case, it's not far from the truth. I'm just trying to figure out

a) What a Flight III DDG is (sometimes it's a IIa sometimes it's a Flight III) and
b) How the Chafee (I think it is) is able to change it's hull numbers so quickly.
 

HeyJoe

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Arleigh Burkes and their relationship with helos



061115-N-0490C-006 Arabian Sea (Nov. 15, 2006) — Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Matthew J. Gensler, assigned to the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Five (HS-5), verifies his receipt for his procurement of fuel aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). HS-5 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW-7), embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Ramage is assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and is on a regular scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (RELEASED)



070130-N-4649C-076 Sagami-Wan, Japan (Jan. 30, 2007) - Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Albert Sebastian clears an SH-60 helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Five One (HSL-51), as it takes off from Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during deck landing qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton (RELEASED)



070413-N-5253W-005 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 13, 2007) - Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) assemble on the fantail for a simulated abandon-ship procedure during an Integrated Training Team Exercise (ITTE). The ITTE is designed to test the ability of the ship's combat systems, damage control, and medical training teams to effectively train the crew to deal with wartime scenarios. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gabriel S. Weber (RELEASED)



070407-N-4953E-002 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 7, 2007) - A Chetak Helicopter from the Indian ship Rajput class destroyer INS Rana (D 52) prepares to land onto the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is participating in MALABAR, a bilateral U.S. Navy and Indian Navy exercise that is designed to increase interoperability between the Indian and U.S Navies enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Danny Ewing Jr. (RELEASED)



070430-N-5253W-001 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 30, 2007) - Seaman Jeremy Stoker, of Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), prepares to help launch an SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 51, Detachment 6, while underway in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gabriel S. Weber (RELEASED)



070419-N-5253W-007 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2007) - Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jose Martinez assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) maneuvers a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) while an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 51, Detachment 6 flies overhead. The RHIB was used to recover a practice torpedo deployed by the helicopter during an exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gabriel S. Weber (RELEASED)



070430-N-5253W-005 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 30, 2007) - Sailors aboard the Arleigh burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) connect a pallet to an SH-60B helicopter belonging to Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 51, Detachment 6 during vertical replenishment (VERTREP) drills while underway in the Western Pacific. HSL-51, Detachment 6 is currently embarked aboard Lassen. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gabriel S. Weber (RELEASED)
 

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Actually, in this case, it's not far from the truth. I'm just trying to figure out

a) What a Flight III DDG is (sometimes it's a IIa sometimes it's a Flight III)
I've never heard a Flight IIA referred to as a Flight III, however a Flight IIA is the third in the series of designs. Flight I, Flight II, and Flight IIA
 

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020725-N-6492H-530 At sea with USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Jul. 25, 2002 -- The guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans, part of the Kennedy battlegroup, transits the Mediterranean Sea. The Sullivans is named for five brothers who lost their lives in World War II during the Battle of the Solomon Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. (RELEASED)



031200-N-0000X-001 At sea aboard USS Hue City (CG 66) Dec. 2003 – Left to right, the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the guided missile destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launch a coordinated volley of missiles during a Vandel Exercise (VANDALEX). The exercise is designed to intercept hostile missiles with the ship’s missiles. Remote-controlled drones are used to simulate the hostile missiles. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)



090213-N-4774B-098 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 13, 2009) A member of a visit, board, search and seizure team stands lookout watch by a MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) pulls alongside during a training exercise. The Sullivans and Lake Champlain are on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean supporting global maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)



051203-N-0295M-013 Philadelphia, Pa. (Dec. 3, 2005) - A Sailor assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), waves his ship's flag in front of the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen near the end of the 106th Army vs. Navy Football game, held for the third consecutive year at Lincoln Financial Field. The Sullivans was one of two Navy destroyers that visited Philadelphia for the game and Philadelphia Navy Week. The Navy defeated the Black Knights of Army 42-23. The Mids have now won the past four Army-Navy battles bringing the all-time series to 50-49-7. The Navy (7-4) has accepted an invitation to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 22. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)



051201-N-4936C-002 Philadelphia, Pa. (Dec. 1, 2005) – The guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) prepares to moor at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. The Sullivan’s arrival is part of Philadelphia Navy Week, sponsored by the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Twenty such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO is a new unit tasked with enhancing the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class David P. Coleman (RELEASED)



091208-N-5812W-005 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2009) Sonar Technicians aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) monitor sonar equipment during the Southeastern Anti-Submarine Warfare Integrated Training Initiative. The Sailors are remaining alert for signs of marine mammals as well as for submarine activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sunday Williams/Released)



070215-N-0577G-004 Black Sea (Feb. 15, 2007) - Commander Task Force Six Seven (CTF-67) Capt. Chip Walter, gives Chief of Staff Romanian Frigate Flotilla Capt. Stefan Georgescu, a demonstration of the automatic identifications system (AIS) aboard USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). CTF-67 interaction with the Romanian Navy directly supports Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe strategic priority of improving maritime security and safety. The Sullivans, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer home ported in Mayport, Fla., has been deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of responsibility since late November. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Goyak (RELEASED)



060607-N-2456S-507 Atlantic Ocean (June 7, 2006) - The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and the guided-missile frigate USS Boone (FFG 28) perform Divisional Tactics (DIVTACS) with the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) for maneuvering formation at sea. Monterey, along with Boone and The Sullivans will take part in Neptune Warrior, a course designed to enhance coordination between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice John Suits (RELEASED)
 

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I've never heard a Flight IIA referred to as a Flight III, however a Flight IIA is the third in the series of designs. Flight I, Flight II, and Flight IIA
Yeah, it was my tongue and cheek way of saying the PAOs have failed again.
 

HeyJoe

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Yeah, it was my tongue and cheek way of saying the PAOs have failed again.
It happens. If they'd just sit in on the Recce training that any "spy" out fresh in the fleet can provide, they'd do a lot better. It's very troubling because these is are "official" releases and are posted primarily for use by the media so errors can go viral in a heartbeat. It's just not that hard to get it right.
 

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I was on the Mustin for summer cruise. Their "helo det" consisted of 6 treadmills and 4 wuba chariots.
 

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Interrogative re: the 'longest' production line ... ???

What's the 'BIGGEST', if that's the right term ... ???

WW1 4-Piper/Flush-Deckers ??? WW2 FLETCHERS ???

I'm gonna' guess 4-Pipers.

Or ... is it somethin' else ??? :confused:
 

HeyJoe

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Interrogative re: the 'longest' production line ... ???

What's the 'BIGGEST', if that's the right term ... ???

WW1 4-Piper/Flush-Deckers ??? WW2 FLETCHERS ???

I'm gonna' guess 4-Pipers.

Or ... is it somethin' else ??? :confused:
111 WWI era Wickes Class (so-called Flush-Deckers)



175 WWII era Fletcher class



Gonna be tough to top the Fletcher Class number
 
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