## Photo

*Bainbridge* 1/1983

## Ships

No |
Name |
Yard No |
Builder |
Laid down |
Launched |
Comm |
Fate |
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DLGN25, 7/1975- CGN25 |
Bainbridge |
1677 |
Bethlehem, Quincy |
15/5/1959 |
15/4/1961 |
6/10/1962 |
stricken 9/1996 |

## Technical data

Displacement standard, t | 7250 |
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Displacement full, t | 7982 |
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Length, m | 164.6 wl 172.3 oa |
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Breadth, m | 17.0 |
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Draught, m | 5.90 |
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No of shafts | 2 |
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Machinery | 2 sets geared steam turbines, 2 D2G reactors |
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Power, h. p. | 60000 |
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Max speed, kts | 30 |
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Fuel, t | nuclear |
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Endurance, nm(kts) | practically unlimited |
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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 |
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Electronic equipment | 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 |
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Complement | 459 |
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## Standard scale images

*Bainbridge *1990

*Bainbridge *1979

*Bainbridge *1970

*Bainbridge *1987

## Graphics

*Bainbridge* 1/1983

## 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.