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USS Spruance (DDG-111)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Spruance.
Career (U.S.)
Name: Spruance
Namesake: Raymond A. Spruance
Awarded: 13 September 2002[1]
Builder: Bath Iron Works[1]
Laid down: 14 May 2009[2]
Christened: 5 June 2010
Launched: 6 June 2010
Commissioned: 1 October 2011
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Template:Sclass/core[2]
Displacement: 9,200 tons[1]
Length: 510 ft (160 m)[1]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[1]
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)[1]
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,400 nautical miles (8,100 km; 5,100 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 260 officers and enlisted[1]
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried:SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Spruance (DDG-111) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer currently in service with the United States Navy. She is the 61st ship in her class.


Spruance is the second United States Navy ship (the first being the USS Spruance (DD-963) to be named for Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (1886–1969), who commanded American naval forces at the Battles of Midway and the Philippine Sea. He was later Ambassador to the Philippines.

Spruance's keel was laid down on 14 May 2009.[2] She was christened by the admiral's granddaughter, Ellen Spruance Holscher, on 5 June 2010 in Bath, Maine at Bath Iron Works, where the ship was built at a cost of $1 billion.[3][4] The completed ship left Bath on 1 September 2011 for her commissioning in Key West, Florida before traveling to her home port of San Diego.[5]

Spruance is outfitted with the latest technology. She is the first of the U.S. Navy's destroyers to be fitted with the Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS), manufactured by the Boeing Company. GEDMS provides an Internet Protocol (IP) based backbone for video and data services on the ship.[6] The bridge features touch screen controls and color readouts instead of gauges.[7]


USS Spruance (DDG-111) was commissioned on 1 October 2011 in Key West, Florida[8] with Commander Tate Westbrook in command of the ship.[9]

Active duty

She sailed from San Diego on her maiden deployment on October 17, 2013, heading for Asia under the command of Commander George Kessler.[7]


External links


  • Official Ship's Site
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