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USS David R. Ray, (DD-971), Spruance-class destroyer, USN, United States Navy
Code Number:
MYNV03P12_06
Title:
USS David R. Ray, (DD-971), Spruance-class destroyer, USN, United States Navy
Namesake: HM2 David Robert Ray, USN
Ordered: 15 January 1971
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 23 September 1974
Launched: 24 August 1975
Acquired: 31 October 1977
Commissioned: 19 November 1977
Decommissioned: 28 February 2002
Struck: 6 November 2002
Fate: Sunk as a target on 11 July 2008

Displacement: 8,040 (long) tons full load
Length: 529 feet (161 m) waterline; 563 feet (172 m) overall
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 m)
Draft: 29 feet (8.8 m)
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 80,000 shp (60 MW)
Speed: 32.5 knots (60 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
3,300 nautical miles (6,100 km; 3,800 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 19 officers, 315 enlisted

Sensors and processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 air search radar
AN/SPG-60 fire control radar
AN/SPS-55 surface search radar
AN/SPQ-9 gun fire control radar
Mk 23 TAS automatic detection and tracking radar
AN/SPS-65 Missile fire control radar
AN/SQS-53 bow mounted Active sonar
AN/SQR-19 TACTAS towed array Passive sonar
Electronic warfare & decoys: ¥ AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System
¥ AN/SLQ-25 Niie Torpedo Countermeasures
¥ Mark 36 SRBOC Decoy Launching System
¥ AN/SLQ-49 Inflatable Decoys
Armament:

2 5 in (127 mm) 54 calibre Mark 45 dual purpose guns
2 20 mm Phalan CIWS Mark 15 guns
1 8 cell ASROC launcher (removed)
1 8 cell NATO Sea Sparrow Mark 29 missile launcher
2 quadruple Harpoon missile canisters
2 Mark 32 triple 12.75 in (324 mm) torpedo tubes (Mk 46 torpedoes)
1 61 cell Mk 41 VLS launcher for Tomahawk missiles
1 21 round RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (removed 1980s)
aircraft carried: 2 SH-2F or 2 SH-60B
Motto: Determined, Ready, Resourceful
Keywords:
Spruance Class Destroyer (DD), Ship, ASW, USN, United States Navy, Hull, Vessel, warship, Navy, Naval, Weapon, Military, Armament, Weaponry, warfare, Maritime, History, Archives
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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