Navy Names 3 Destroyers Coming To Everett

USS Kidd

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes/Released)

It’s been a little sparse on the docks at Naval Station Everett as the Nimitz is over in Bremerton for overhaul and other ships have been decommissioned. Things are looking brighter today though as the Navy has announced three destroyers will be coming to Everett from San Diego next year. Here’s a press release just in…

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., in 2016.

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 warfare.


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4 Responses to “Navy Names 3 Destroyers Coming To Everett”

  1. Eleanore Says:

    I wasn’t calling you a jerk Lee lol, was talking about the guy that left the nasty comment.

  2. Eleanore Says:

    Nasty comments on your facebook page, what a jerk!

  3. Eleanore Says:

    Justin Watson How many tree hugging hippies are gonna be out protesting this
    …………..

    well you could call me one of those I suppose and I fully support these ships coiming into port, will bring money into the local economy.

    • Zach Says:

      I think kayaktivists are okay with naval ships. They’re suckers for dress white uniforms.