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Kaman SH-2 Seasprite, (DD 986), USS Harry W. Hill, Spruance-class destroyer
Code Number:
MYNV05P10_07
Title:
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite, (DD 986), USS Harry W. Hill, Spruance-class destroyer
USS HARRY W. HILL was the 24th SPRUANCE - class destroyer and the third ship of that class decommissioned. The destroyer was homeported in San Diego, California.

Namesake: Harry W. Hill
Motto: Speed, Surprise, Success
Ordered: January 15, 1975
Keel Laid: January 3, 1977
Launched: August 10, 1978
Commissioned: November 17, 1979
Decommissioned: May 29, 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 172 meters (564,3 feet)
Beam: 16.8 meters (55,1 feet)
Draft: 8.8 meters (28,9 feet)
Displacement: appro. 9,200 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: two SH-60B Seahawk (LAMPS 3)
Armament: two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two armored bo launchers for Tomahawk cruise missiles, Mk 46 torpedoes (two triple tube mounts), Harpoon missile launchers, one MK 29 Sea Sparrow launcher, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one Mk 112
ASROC missile launcher
Aircraft carried: 2 Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
Crew: appro. 340
Decommissioned: 29/05/1998
Struck: 29/05/1998
Fate: Sunk as target, 15/07/2004
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