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USS Mason (DDG-87)


Guided Missile Destroyer Warship


Commissioned in 2003, the guided missile destroyer USS Mason DDG-87 maintains an active status within the United States Navy inventory.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/19/2017
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Specifications


Year: 2003
Ships-in-Class: 62
Named Ships: USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51); USS Barry (DDG-52); USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53); USS Curtis Wilber (DDG-54); USS Stout (DDG-55); USS John S. McCain (DDG-56); USS Mitscher (DDG-57); USS Laboon (DDG-58); USS Russell (DDG-59); USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60); USS Ramage (DDG-61); USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); USS Stethem (DDG-63); USS Carney (DDG-64); USS Benfold (DDG-65); USS Gonzalez (DDG-66); USS Cole (DDG-67); USS The Sullivans (DDG-68); USS Milius (DDG-69); USS Hopper (DDG-70); USS Ross (DDG-71); USS Mahan (DDG-72); USS Decatur (DDG-73); USS McFaul (DDG-74); USS Donald Cook (DDG-75); USS Higgins (DDG-76); USS O'Kane (DDG-77); USS Porter (DDG-78); USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79); USS Roosevelt (DDG-80); USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81); USS Lassen (DDG-82); USS Howard (DDG-83); USS Bulkeley (DDG-84); USS McCampbell (DDG-85); USS Shoup (DDG-86); USS Mason (DDG-87); USS Preble (DDG-88); USS Mustin (DDG-89); USS Chafee (DDG-90); USS Pinkney (DDG-91); USS Momsen (DDG-92); USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93); USS Nitze (DDG-94); USS James E. Williams (DDG-95); USS Bainbridge (DDG-96); USS Halsey (DDG-97); USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98); USS Farragut (DDG-99); USS Kidd (DDG-100); USS Gridley (DDG-101); USS Sampson (DDG-102); USS Truxtun (DDG-103); USS Sterett (DDG-104); USS Dewey (DDG-105); USS Stockdale (DDG-106); USS Gravely (DDG-107); USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108); USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109); USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110); USS Spruance (DDG-111); USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112); USS John Finn (DDG-113); USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114); USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115); USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116); USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117); Daniel Inouye (DDG-118); Delbert D. Black (DDG-119); Unnamed (DDG-120); Unnamed (DDG-121); Unnamed (DDG-122; Unnamed (DDG-122); Unnamed (DDG-123); Unnamed (DDG-124); Unnamed (DDG-125); Unnamed (DDG-126)
Roles: Blue Water Operations; Fleet Support; Hunter; Direct-Attack;
Complement: 380
Length: 509.5 ft (155.30 m)
Width: 66 ft (20.12 m)
Height: 31 ft (9.45 m)
Displacement (Surface): 9,200 tons
Propulsion: 4 x General electric LM2500-30 gas turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 30 kts (35 mph)
Range: 4,345 nm (5,000 miles; 8,047 km)
Operators: United States
USS Mason was the target of missiles launched from the Yemeni coast on October 10th, 2016. The missiles fell sort of their target and were fired from Houthi-controlled territory as part of the ongoing Yemeni-Saudi war that involves Iranian support for the former.




Armament



1 x 64-cell Mk 41 Vertical launch System (VLS) for RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 "Tomahawk", or RUM-139 ASROC missiles.
1 x 32-cell Mk 41 VLS
1 x 5" /62 caliber turreted deck gun
2 x 25mm chain guns
4 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs)
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo launchers
1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS)

Air Wing



2 x Sikorsky SH-60 Sea Hawk navalized medium-lift helicopters.
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