Three San Diego Based Destroyers Relocating to Everett
Three San Diego Based Destroyers Relocating
to Everett, Wash.
From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public
San Diego, California — March 30, 2015 — (NNS)
— The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class
guided-missile destroyers today. USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102), and
USS Kidd (DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett, Wash.,
USS Kidd (DDG 100) underway off the
coast of southern California
The Navy continually monitors and adjusts the location of its forces to provide
a maritime force that protects and defends U.S. national security interests. USS
Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102), and USS Kidd (DDG 100) provide a
significant multi-mission warfighting capability to the Pacific Fleet. They will
contribute combat capable rotational presence and represent the long range U.S.
commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are capable of sustained combat
operations supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and
deterrence. Additionally, they perform key roles in support of carrier strike
groups, expeditionary strike groups, and surface action groups.
Each ship contains a crew of approximately 250 who are trained to execute
multi-mission tasking to include air, surface, undersea, space, and cyber
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