USS Hayler DD 977, courtesey of USS Hayler Association



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The Spruance ( DD ) Class


Builder:      Ingalls Shipbuilding
Power plant:  Four General Electric LM 2500 gas 
              turbines, two shafts, 80,000 shaft hp
Length:       563 feet
Beam:         55 feet 
Displacement: 8,168 metric tons full load
Speed:        30+ knots
Aircraft:     Two SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helo's

Armament:     8 Harpoon (from 2 quad launchers);
              Tomahawk ASM/LAM, VLS;  
              ASROC (VLA) missiles; 
              six Mk-46 torpedoes (2 triple mounts); 
              two 5"/54 caliber Mk-45 (lightweight gun); 
              two 20mm Phalanx CIWS


The Spruance-class destroyers, the first large U.S. Navy warships to employ gas turbine engines as their main propulsion system, are undergoing extensive modernizing. The upgrade program includes addition of vertical launchers for advanced missiles on 24 ships of this class, in addition to an advanced ASW system and upgrading of its helicopter capability. Spruance-class destroyers are expected to remain a major part of the Navy's surface combatant force into the 21st century.


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Ships by Hull Number
Alphabetical Listing
  1. DD 963 Spruance
  2. DD 964 Paul F. Foster
  3. DD 965 Kinkaid
  4. DD 966 Hewitt
  5. DD 967 Elliot
  6. DD 968 Arthur W. Radford
  7. DD 969 Peterson
  8. DD 970 Caron
  9. DD 971 David R. Ray
  10. DD 972 Oldendorf
  11. DD 973 John Young
  12. DD 974 Comte De Grasse
  13. DD 975 O'Brien
  14. DD 976 Merrill
  15. DD 977 Briscoe
  16. DD 978 Stump
  17. DD 979 Conolly
  18. DD 980 Moosbrugger
  19. DD 981 John Hancock
  20. DD 982 Nicholson
  21. DD 983 John Rodgers
  22. DD 984 Leftwich
  23. DD 985 Cushing
  24. DD 986 Harry W. Hill
  25. DD 987 O'Bannon
  26. DD 988 Thorn
  27. DD 989 Deyo
  28. DD 990 Ingersoll
  29. DD 991 Fife
  30. DD 992 Fletcher
  31. DD 997 Hayler

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