USS Curtis Wilbur Ends Sea Trials After EDSRA

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed the sea trials, after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul extended dry dock shipboard repair availability (EDSRA).

The EDSRA lasted 335 days and was the longest and most extensive DDG overhaul in Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) history. The availability was the first ever DDG EDSRA conducted and led by the Ship’s Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan.

This critical time is essential in the life of a ship to upgrade numerous systems, weapons, and much needed repairs. The underway opportunity allows for the Sailors to work closely with civilian technicians to put their gear to the final test.

Curtis Wilbur is one of seven Arleigh burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and is permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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