*Bainbridge *1970

*Bainbridge *1979

*Bainbridge *1987

*Bainbridge *1990

No | Name | Yard No | Builder | Laid down | Launched | Comm | Fate |

DLGN25, 7/1975- CGN25 | Bainbridge | 1677 | Bethlehem, Quincy | 15/5/1959 | 15/4/1961 | 6/10/1962 | stricken 9/1996 |

Displacement standard, t |
7250 |

Displacement full, t |
7982 |

Length, m |
164.6 wl 172.3 oa |

Breadth, m |
17.0 |

Draught, m |
5.90 |

No of shafts |
2 |

Machinery |
2 sets geared steam turbines, 2 D2G reactors |

Power, h. p. |
60000 |

Max speed, kts |
30 |

Fuel, t |
nuclear |

Endurance, nm (kts) |
practically unlimited |

Armament |
2 x 2 Terrier SAM (80 RIM-2), 1 x 8 ASROC ASuR (8 RUR-5A), 2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT (12), helicopter deck |

Sensors |
SPS-37, SPS-39, SPS-10F, 4x SPG-55, 2x Mk 35 radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-1, WLR-3 ECM suites, 2x Mk 28 decoy RL |

Complement |
459 |

**Ship project history: ***
Bainbridge* was essentially a nuclear-powered equivalent of the *Leahy*
class, built as the prototype nuclear fast task force escort. At the time she
represented the minimum platform for a two-reactor power plant which could be
expected to attain destroyer speed; a fast submarine plant, such as that in the
large *Triton*, was rejected because it weighed too much for the power it
produced to propel a destroyer with a worthwhile payload at an acceptable speed.
Destroyer nuclear propulsion was given high priority from about 1956 onwards
because destroyer endurance, not carrier endurance, was a limiting factor in
carrier task force operations.

**Modernizations: **
9/1976: - 2 x 2 Terrier SAM (80 RIM-2),
4x SPG-55 radars; + 2 x 2 - Standard SM-1MR SAM (80 RIM-66), LN-66, SPS-43, SPG-55B
radars

1978: - 2 x 2 - 76/50, 2x Mk 35 radars; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

1979: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A), NTDS CCS

4/1985: - 2 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM (80 RIM-66), SPS-37, SPS-39, SPS-43, SPS-10F radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-1, WLR-3 ECM suites, 2x Mk 28 decoy RL; + 2 x 2 Standard SM-2ER SAM (80 RIM-67), 2 x 6 -20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, SPS-48C, SPS-49, SPS-67 radars, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQQ-23A PAIR sonar, SLQ-32(v)3 ECM suite, 4 Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, T-Mk 6 Fanfare torpedo decoy; ASROC ASuR was deactivated

**
Naval service: **No significant events.

*Bainbridge*
1/1983

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