From an incredible United States Admiral to an American warship named in his honor and one that has served both honorably and with distinction as one of the most powerful and deadliest of seagoing warships in history. From Admiral Arleigh Burke to the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers we discuss and look at a variety of interests related to both the man and the ship and discuss interesting facts and details associated Arleigh Burke, Admiral and Arleigh Burke, warship.
From the early days from Admiral Arleigh Burke’s birth on October 19th, 1901 to his death on January 1st, 1996 he served with distinction as a leader and commander of leaders from his days at the US Navy Academy to his later successes and served with distinction during World war 2 and the Korean War and then later served as Chief Of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.
From Admiral Burke to a United States warship and head of its class called the USS Arleigh Burke a new and powerful ship has come and since its inception and commissioning in 1991. It is one of the very few ships to have been named while that person was still alive.
USS Arleigh Burke
The USS Arleigh Burke Aegis equipped guided missile destroyer can be argued is one of the most powerful and best built of sea going warships in history. In today’s terms the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers reign as kings of the sea and when the United States Navy states that the Sea Is Ours they mean it. It is because of the Arleigh Burke class of US Navy destroyer that claims like this can be made.
The USS Arleigh Burke is the lead ship in a class of US Navy destroyers that are above all. This is the most sophisticated ship and highly trained crews that have more missions and roles than any other ship the US Navy employs. Heavy armor, a slightly reduced Aegis missile defense system, stealth technology making her much harder to see and helps to avoid missile attack and one of the most effective arsenals ever seen on a US Navy destroyer. The Arleigh Burke class of US Navy destroyers packs one of the most effective punches by any ship that has gone to sea. What kind of arsenal does she carry? Let’s take a look.
|Class and type:||Arleigh Burke-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||·Light: approx. 6,800 long tons (6,900 t)
·Full: approx. 8,900 long tons (9,000 t)
|Length:||505 ft (154 m)|
|Beam:||66 ft (20 m)|
|Draft:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)|
|Speed:||>30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Range:||·4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
·(8,100 km at 37 km/h)
|Complement:||·33 commissioned officers
·210 enlisted personnel
|·AN/SPY-1D 3D radar
·AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar
·AN/SPG-62 fire-control radar
·AN/SQS-53C sonar array
·AN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar
·AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system
|·AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
·AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
·MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
·AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
|Armament:||·1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
·1 × Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
·2 × 25 mm chain gun
·4 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
·2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||2 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked|
It is pretty apparent that one of the hardest fighting and hardest hitting American Navy Admirals would be named for this incredibly powerful Navy destroyer. Admiral Arleigh Burke was an Admiral of destroyers, knew their abilities and knew how to best position them for success in the waters of the Pacific during World war 2 and in Korea. Admiral Arleigh Burke had a few exceptional quotes from his forty-two years in the US Navy.
Arleigh Burke Quotes
“Destroyers to attack on enemy contact WITHOUT ORDERS from the task force commander.” Arleigh Burke.
There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it. Arleigh Burke.
Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates. Arleigh Burke.
Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer Custom
Without saying the USS Arleigh Burke names for Admiral Arleigh Burke is one of the most intense and amazing of US Navy destroyers and as each has advanced from DDG-51 to the additional Arleigh Burke destroyers to have their keels laid and gone to sea is quite amazing. They are the thoroughbreds of the sea. Their incredibly long list of roles and mission have moved them tot he front of the line whenever America needs to responds to a threat whether it be a pirate at sea, a dictator that needs to be ousted, an enemy that needs to be reduced to ashes from over the horizon the Arleigh Burke destroyer gets the call. Having said that we at Navy Crow have paired up with this class of US Navy destroyers and built a matching naval design for apparel, drinkware, signs, decals and more that allow you to build your Arleigh Burke destroyer design and have it featured with custom text such as your ship name and hull number, dates of service, commands, rates and additional information making it a one-of-a-kind design.
Featured on this Guided Missile design is an Arleigh Burke with art developed from bow to stern with the American flag and US Navy Jack presented behind. Encircled tridents and deep intricate lines and colors finish the US navy Arleigh Burke design which is presented with on additional feature you will not find on a military design like this, custom text!