USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) - the destroyer of URO- type "Arly Burke" US Navy . Thirty-fourth ship of this type in the Navy and the fifteenth, built at the shipyard " Ingalls Shipbuilding " in Pascagoule . Named in honor of Vice Admiral John Balkeli . Launched on June 21, 2000, in service since December 8, 2001.
|USS Bulkeley (DDG-84)|
USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) in the Persian Gulf
|Ship class and type||URO destroyer|
|Home port||Naval base norfolk|
|Ordered to build||June 20, 1996|
|Construction started||May 10, 1999|
|Launched||June 21, 1999|
|Commissioned||December 8, 2001|
|Status||in the ranks|
|Displacement||6950 tons (normal), 9648 metric tons (full)|
|Length||155, 29 m . (most), 143, 8 m (at the waterline)|
|Width||20, 4 m . (greatest), 18.3 m (at the waterline)|
|Draft||9.4 m (highest with GUS)|
|Booking||Kevlar protection in the area of the main combat posts|
|Engines||4 gas turbines General Electric LM2500-30|
|Power||108 000 l. with.|
|Travel speed||32 knots (maximum)|
|Navigation range||4,890 miles at 20 knots|
|Crew||380 (including 32 officers)|
|Tactical strike weapons||2 Aegis systems for 32 (bow) and 64 (stern) missile cells, respectively. In various combinations they can arm themselves: KR “ Tomahawk ”, SAM RIM-66 SM-2 “ Standard-2 ” and “ Standard-3 ”, PLUR RUM-139 ASROC ;|
2 x 4 RCC " Harpoon "
|Artillery||1 x 1 127 mm AU Mark 45 Mod. 4/62|
|Flak||2 x 25-mm Bushmaster , 4 x 12.7-mm machine gun|
|Missile weapons||up to 74 "Standard-2" or "Standard-3" missiles, 24 missiles (6x4) " Sea Sparrow "|
|Mine-torpedo armament||2 x 3 324- mm non-rechargeable torpedo tubes Mk 32|
|Aviation Group||2 helicopters SH-60 LAMPS III|
On January 20, 2004, the destroyer left Norfolk with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) to take part in anti-terrorist operations. After six months of duty, he returned to the port  .
In February 2006, the ship took part in the exercises as part of the shock group led by USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) . From June to December of the same year he was in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea  .
Bulkeley's third combat service took place from February to June 2008. The destroyer also made visits to Victoria and Souda Bay  .
On January 13, 2011, the ship left Norfolk to participate in the operations of an international anti-piracy group . On 5 and 6 March, the destroyer participated in the liberation of the Japanese tanker MV Guanabara captured by pirates off the coast of Oman  . On May 16, the destroyer repulsed the pirates' attack on the tanker MV Artemis Glory  . After patrolling, Bulkeley made calls at Saint-Raphael , at Menorca and at Lisbon , after which he returned to Norfolk  .
On May 31, 2013, the destroyer went to sea as part of a group led by the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) . July 22, the compound went to combat service in the Mediterranean Sea. Bulkeley also made visits to Sevastopol and Batumi . In September, the destroyer took part in anti-submarine exercises in conjunction with the ships of the British Navy and the USS Dallas submarine (SSN-700) in the Gulf of Oman . In December, he also participated in maneuvers with the Japanese destroyers JDS Setogiri (DD 156) and JDS Ariake (DD 109) , as well as the South Korean ROKS Choe Yeong (DDH 981)  .
- ↑ 1 2 3 4 5 USS BULKELEY DDG 84 (English) . uscarriers.net . The appeal date is May 29, 2018. Archived May 29, 2018.
- ↑ US Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean pirates (Eng.) . cnn.com . CNN (March 7, 2011). The appeal date is May 29, 2018. Archived May 29, 2018.
- ↑ Somali Pirates: USS Bulkeley and Its Helicopter Protects Large Tanker, Pirates Unsuccessful in Dodging Bullets (eng.) . eaglespeak.us (18 May 2011). The date of circulation is May 29, 2018. Archived July 25, 2017.
- Official website of the ship (eng.)
- Service history (English)