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USS Donald Cook Transits the Atlantic

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean en route to Rota, Spain as the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota.


She departed Norfolk, Va. on January 31 bound for her new homeport where three other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be deployed within the next two years.

Under the EPPA plan, the US Navy will send 1,239 military personnel to Rota, which will cost the US Navy additional USD 92 million.

Length 154 m
Beam 20 m
Draft 9.4 m
Displacement Light: approx. 6,765 tons
Full: approx. 8,900 tons
Speed >30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement 33 Officers
38 Chief Petty Officers
210 Enlisted Personnel
Range 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,100 km at 37 km/h)
Status In active service, as of 2014

Naval Today Staff, February 12, 2014;
Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez

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