An amazing class: Arleigh Burke




 
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August 7th, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 

Topic: An amazing class: Arleigh Burke




I just want to say that the Arleigh Burke class destroyer as a class of military vessels is quite amazing. When you look at the numbers it is simply staggering. The US Navy has 51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers in service and about 20 on order or being constructed (assuming 8-11 additional hulls with cancellation of DDG-1000).

That 51 in service constitutes about 445,900 tons of displacement, 4728 VLS tubes, and about 16,500 enlisted personnel and officers. That is more men, tonnage, as well as firepower than most navies of the world.

Just wow!
August 7th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
They really are amazing machines. Some of the spookier details are pretty incredible, too - if you ever get the chance to go in the CIC of either a Tico or a Burke, take it.
April 17th, 2009  
Mark Conley
 
 
I agree..a beautiful machine it is indeed.

I worked on Spruance class destroyers at the ingalls shipyard in mississippi when i was young. Those were complicated ships. The arliegh burkes make the spruance seem a little dated.

And yes, we did buzz a soviet submarine during sea trials of the spruance: they were very astonded of the speed recovery of a jet turbined powered ship. kinda like 0 to 45 in a couple of minutes.
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April 21st, 2009  
tomtom22
 
 
But their biggest advance is the electronics systems.
May 21st, 2009  
Peterminator
 
yes its truly an awesome ship. It has the aegis system from the ticonderogas and a helicoper for ASW.
January 1st, 2010  
splat
 
yep they are a real nice thing.
January 1st, 2010  
COMSUBLANT
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
But their biggest advance is the electronics systems.
Like He said
February 5th, 2010  
AVON
 

Topic: Re: An amazing class: Arleigh Burke


The Burke Class destroyers have proven to be great ships. On 12/31/09 the USS Ross was hit by a rogue wave, causing a half inch crack in the hull and damaging the sonar. Still the ship continued on with its voyage. They are durable, state of the art, numerous and a good buy for the US Navy.

The USS Ross being hit by a rogue wave to my knowledge is the first time the USN has acknowledged the existence of rogue waves!

URL;
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9457282
February 5th, 2010  
wolfen
 
We used to call those things Robo Cruisers, we actually thought they were remote control at one point when they first came out
February 6th, 2010  
AVON
 

Topic: Re: An amazing class: Arleigh Burke


Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfen
We used to call those things Robo Cruisers, we actually thought they were remote control at one point when they first came out
Originally, that term was used just for the Ticonderoga Class aegis cruisers.
 


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