USS BAINBRIDGE is the 18th Flight IIA ARLEIGH BURKE - class guided missile destroyer and the fifth ship in the Navy named after Commodore William Bainbridge.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 6, 1998|
|Keel laid: May 7, 2003|
|Launched: October 30, 2004|
|Commissioned: November 12, 2005|
|Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine|
|Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines|
|Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)|
|Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)|
|Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load|
|Speed: 32 knots|
|Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters|
|Armament: one Mk-45 5"/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems|
|Homeport: Norfolk, Va.|
|Crew: approx. 320|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS BAINBRIDGE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS BAINBRIDGE Construction Gallery:
USS BAINBRIDGE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the BAINBRIDGE at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS BAINBRIDGE passing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on her way to Naval Base Norfolk, Va, on October 28, 2010. The BAINBRIDGE is returning home after participating in exercise Joint Warrior held off Great Britain earlier in October. The last two photos show the BAINBRIDGE moored at Naval Base Norfolk on October 29.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS BAINBRIDGE in the shipyard at Norfolk, Va., on May 6, 2012.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the USS BAINBRIDGE at Marine Hydraulics Industries (MHI) Ship Repair & Services shipyard in Norfolk, Va., for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) on May 8, 2014.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the USS BAINBRIDGE at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. on October 23, 2014.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the USS BAINBRIDGE at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. on April 13, 2016.