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USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79)
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: DDG 51 UIC: 21953
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 08/19/2000 Homeport: NORFOLK, VA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: Bath Iron Works Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/20/1994 Commission Date: 08/19/2000
Keel Date: 10/09/1997 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/07/1998 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 18.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 05/11/2000 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 17.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 510 ft Waterline Length: 471 ft
Extreme Beam: 66 ft Waterline Beam: 59 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 24 ft
Light Displacement: 7101 tons Full Displacement: 9496 tons
Dead Weight: 2395 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Gas Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 30
Enlisted: 339
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard: Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager: 400
Comments:
Last Updated: 04/08/2014
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