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USS HOPPER (DDG-70)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHOP

CLASS -BURKE Flight I As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 504' 7" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 2 Phalanx 20mm Guns, 90 VLS Cells,
8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME on February 26 1995.
Launched Jan 6 1996 and commissioned September 6 1997.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

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Hopper 82kRADM Grace Murray Hopper, USN. In 1946, while as a research fellow in Harvard's Computation Laboratory, she worked on the Navy's Mark II and Mark III computers. She coined the term "bug," when she removed a moth from the switching contacts of the Mark II. She was the first Naval Reserve Woman in history recalled to active duty on 1 August 1967. RADM Hopper retired from the US Navy in 1986. The retirement ceremony was held onboard the USS Constitution and was presided over by SECNAV John F. Lehman.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 176kHopper poster courtesy of Lockheed Martin.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 49kArtist's conception of the Hopper as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Hopper 161kUndated, cleaning the gun barrel.Tommy Trampp
Hopper 117kThe Launching Program for USS Hopper DDG-70, held at Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, ME on 6 January 1996.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 87kHopper DDG-70 is shown on the ways at Bath Iron Works on the morning prior to her Christening, 6 January 1996.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 135kUSS Hopper DDG-70 is Christened by the Ship's Sponsor Mrs. Mary Murray Westcote, RADM Hopper's younger sister, on 6 January 1996.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 135kUSS Hopper DDG-70 enters the water for the first time as she is Launched from Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, on 6 January 1996.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 119kBath Iron Works 1997Graeme D Fuller
Hopper 141kOn sea trials, Bath, Maine.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 171kOn sea trials, Bath, Maine.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 154kUSS Hopper (DDG-70) photographed circa 1997, probably during sea trials. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106847-KN.Robert Hurst
Hopper 40kSept. 6, 1997, the guided missile destroyer Hopper (DDG 70) was commissioned in San Francisco, Calif., during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Saturday. The ship is named for Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper (inset), whose pioneering spirit in the field of computer technology led the Navy into the age of computers. During her career, she was know as the "Grand Lady Software," "Amazing Grace" and "Grandma Cobol" after co-inventing COBOL (common business-oriented language). U.S. Navy photos.Joe Radigan
Hopper 99kCommissioning Program for the USS Hopper DDG-70. The event was held at San Francisco, CA on 6 September 1997. She was Commissioned at Piers 30-32, the same location where the battleship USS Missouri BB-63 was Commissioned on 10 May 1986.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 128kPhoto of the Gangway to the USS Hopper DDG-70.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 74kPeople gathered for the commissioning at Piers 30-32 at San Francisco.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 76kUSS Hopper DDG-70, looking aft toward the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 79kRobert M. Cieri and 10-year old daughter Megan, onboard the USS Hopper DDG-70 after the Commissioning Ceremony.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 68kJuly 25 1998, the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) at sea in the Pacific Ocean during exercise RIMPAC 98.Fred Weiss
Hopper 139kHopper rounding Hospital Point, Pearl Harbor, on her return from her first 'Westpac' deployment.Robert Sharp
Hopper 204kHopper moored near the USS Reuben James (FFG-57) in the Southeast loch, Pearl Harbor on August 27, 1999.John Skillman
Hopper 155k000708-N-7412M-011. At sea aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70), July 8 2000, Seaman Jody Bean from Russell, MA, shows Midshipman 1st Class Latoyia Hill the bearing indicator on the ship's helm. Eight midshipmen are aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) completing their summer cruise. USS Hopper is on a scheduled deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Greg McCreash.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 85kSailors man the rail of the USS Hopper (DDG 70) as it parades by the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2000. The Arliegh Burke class destroyer is taking part in the ceremonies commemorating the 59th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Holcomb, U.S. Air Force.-
Hopper 38kUSS Hopper coming alongside the USS Hue City (CG-66) during Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2002. The HMAS Canberra (FFG-02) is between the Hopper and the Hue City.Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hopper 36kUSS Hopper breaking away from the USS Hue City (CG-66) during Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2002.Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hopper 42kAt sea with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group, June 19, 2002, the guided Missile destroyer USS Hopper DDG-70 and the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy conduct a simultaneous replenishment at sea (RAS) with the auxiliary fleet oiler USNS Walter S Diehl (TAO-193) The Kennedy battle group is conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. US Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire.Steven A. Cardali
Hopper 82k020720-N-3580W-073. Manama, Bahrain, July 20 2002, Seaman Berarra assists with securing the bow line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) as it moors pier side at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Hopper is on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny R. Wilson.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 182k020721-N-3580W-010. At sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), July 21 2002, General Tommy R. Franks, Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, receives a brief from a boarding team member about equipment used during vessel boarding, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations conducted by USS Hopper. Gen. Franks visited the guided missile destroyer to personally thank the crew for the outstanding performance in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny R. Wilson.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 108k020730-N-3580W-004. At sea aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70), July 30 2002, Chief Sonar Technician Anthony Warners peers through a stadimeter to calculate the distance between USS Hopper and the Canadian auxiliary ship HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509) as the two vessels approach each other during a refueling at sea (RAS). Hopper and Protecteur are both deployed conducting missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny R. Wilson.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 76kAt sea aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) Aug. 1, 2002, an SH-60 "Seahawk" departs from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Hopper. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg. Fred Weiss
Hopper 57kAt sea with the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) Aug. 4, 2002. A tug pulling oil barges suspected of smuggling illegal oil out of Iraq is followed by USS Hopper. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny R. Wilson.-
Hopper 94kDN-SD-04-09217, 020805-N-3580W-001. Onboard the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT I) GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AEGIS), USS HOPPER (DDG 70), USN Ensign (ENS) Suzanne Schang (foreground), uses the telephone system to relay information to the bridge as the ship prepares for refueling at sea (RAS) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Photo by PHC Johnny Wilson, August 5 2002.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 101kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oct. 2, 2002, sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) as she returns to Hawaii after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin. [021002-N-3228G-005] Oct. 2, 2002 Fred Weiss
Hopper 173k031011-N-9214D-018. San Francisco, Calif., October 11 2003, ships in formation parade across San Francisco Bay to commence Navy Fleet Week 2003 festivities. This marks the 22nd year of the Navy Fleet Week of the city by the bay. Pictured fore and aft, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach FFG 43 and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper DDG 70. U.S. Navy photo by PH2 Juan E. Diaz.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 201k031011-N-2570S-004. San Francisco Bay, October 11 2003, spectators wave from Pier 39 as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 70) steams in San Francisco Bay, during the parade of ships. She is participating in the 22nd annual Navy Fleet Week Celebration. U.S. Navy photo by JO1 (SW/AW) Ty Swartz.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 100kUSS Hopper, DDG-70 moving down San Francisco Bay in the "parade of ships", October 12 2003.Roy Thomas
Hopper 161k051008-N-3289C-002. San Francisco, October 8 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) passes by Alcatraz Island during the 2005 San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships. This 24th Fleet Week is a 5-day celebration is held annually to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Paul Cage.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 84k060521-N-9851B-003. Philippine Sea, May 21 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) steams during exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism. SEACAT is a scenario-based exercise where the navies of various Southeast Asian Nations operate with the U.S. Navy in tracking and boarding simulated rogue merchant ships. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 141k060521-N-9851B-005. Philippine Sea, May 21 2006, Ensign Spencer Seufort, the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper's (DDG 70) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) officer, familiarizes liaison officers from the navies of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines with the M4A1 CQBR rifle. Hopper and the liaison officers are currently participating in exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 104k060523-N-9851B-001. South China Sea, May 23 2006, Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Sherman (WHEC 720) operate in the South China Sea during exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT). Following SEACAT, the ships will both take part in the three-month Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series with six Southeast Asia nations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 119k060614-N-9851B-004. Singapore, June 14 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs Changi Naval Base, Singapore, after the completion of the Singapore phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the U.S. and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 49k060709-N-9742R-001 Indian Ocean, July 9 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) pulls alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) prior to a refueling at sea. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Milosz Reterski.Tony Cowart
Hopper 107k060709-N-9742R-001. Indian Ocean, July 9 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) pulls alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) prior to a refueling at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Milosz Reterski.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 66k060808-N-9851B-001 Maura, Brunei Darussalam, August 8 2006, Ensign Anthony Macaluso from the U.S. Navy guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), demonstrates tactical movements to a Royal Brunei Navy, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team during of the fifth phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. In the background moored is the USS Hopper (DDG-70). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 164k060816-N-5747D-004. Subic Bay, Philippines, August 16 2006, guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) Weapons Officer, Lt. Ernesto Almonte, explains some of the day-to-day operations that take place in the ship's Combat Information Center to local school children during a tour of the ship. Hopper hosted approximately 30 children for the visit during the Philippines phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Dorney.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 195k060906-N-9851B-002. Persian Gulf, September 6 2006, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Justin Shea fires a Mark-19 grenade launcher from the weather deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) during a familiarization firing. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 98k060915-N-4965F-004. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 15 2006, sailors riding in a rigid hull inflatable boat from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) lead her pier-side, following a four-month deployment . Hopper departed in May to participate in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2006 exercise with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 98k060915-N-4965F-005. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 15 2006, sailors riding in a rigid hull inflatable boat from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) lead her pier-side, following a four-month deployment . Hopper departed in May to participate in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2006 exercise with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 170k060915-N-4965F-010. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 15 2006, friends and family members gather on the pier, to welcome home the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) following a four-month deployment . Hopper departed in May to participate in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2006 exercise with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 185k061101-N-0879R-005. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, November 1 2006, on the mess decks of the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), students from Aiea High School learn about the ship and the Navy's mission. Sixty ninth-grade students participated in the fieldtrip to Pearl Harbor that also included a tour of historic Ford Island. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush (Bill Gonyo
Hopper 82k070327-N-9698C-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 27 2007, Seaman Katharina Santana, assigned aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), polishes the wildcat as part of daily maintenance and cleaning. The wildcat is used when operating the anchor chain. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman John W. Ciccarelli Jr. Bill Gonyo
Hopper 175k070405-N-9698C-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 5 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor in "dress ship" for the Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 change of command ceremony. DESRON-31 was established in September 1939 and commands several Pearl Harbor-based ships. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John W. Ciccarelli Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 102k071112-N-0879R-008. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, November 12 2007, guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) is guided out of the harbor by tugboat as she departs for deployment. Hopper and guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) deployed with the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 87kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, November 12 2007, sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for deployment. Hopper and guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) deployed with the San Diego element of Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group for a six-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul D. Honnick, ID# 071112-N-6674H-007.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 166k071112-N-0879R-007. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, November 12 2007, family and friends watch Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) depart Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for deployment. Hopper and guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) are deploying with the San Diego element of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 201k071208-N-9067S-112. U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Daniel Oberg trips the pelican hook aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) to conclude an under way replenishment with USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 194) while under way in the Indian Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Master Chief Fire Controlman William Sylves, December 8 2007.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 103k080502-N-9758L-049. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 2 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group supporting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 170k080502-N-9758L-098, May 2 2008, a starboard bow view of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), being assisted by a tug, during mooring operations at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Hopper is returning home following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific as part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group in support of the war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 146k080502-N-4965F-080. May 2 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), man the rails as the ship passes the USS Arizona Memorial (in the right background) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 183k080703-N-4965F-185. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 3 2008, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) parade the colors during a pier side change of command ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Cmdr. Timothy J. Kott relieved Cmdr. Jeffrey W. James as commanding officer of the Hopper. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 154k080709-N-8135W-071. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 9 2008, a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) delivers equipment to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) is moored in the left background, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) is being moored in the right background. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kirk Worley.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 161k090115-N-9758L-620. Pacific Ocean, January 15 2009, guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70), USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) sail in formation during the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Surface Combatant Group Sail. The group sail supports the Pacific Fleet MIDPAC Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, which calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 172k090402-N-8534H-001, Yokosuka, Japan, April 2 2009, a large harbor tugboat assists the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it moors abreast of the guided-missile USS Hopper (DDG 70) as McCain returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka from a scheduled underway. McCain is one of seven guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 165k090730-N-XXXXX-001. Pacific Ocean, July 30 2009, during exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA, successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic missile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sans, Kauai. This was the 19th successful intercept in 23 at-sea firings, for the Aegis BMD program, including the February 2008 destruction of a malfunctioning satellite above the earth's atmosphere. U.S. Navy photo.Tony Cowart
Hopper 106kAs above.Tony Cowart
Hopper 59kAs above.Tony Cowart
Hopper 74kAs above.Tony Cowart
Hopper 112k091128-N-0000X-057. Persian Gulf, November 28 2009, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) conduct an underway replenishment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo.Lee Wahler
Hopper 160k100120-N-8825R-194. Manama, Bahrain, January 20 2010, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, right, commander of Combined Maritime Forces, congratulates Singapore Navy Rear Adm. Bernard Miranda after he assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 in a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70). Miranda relieved Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders and assumed the task of protecting maritime security and freedom of navigation off the coast of Somalia. U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aramis X. Ramirez.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 164kUSS Hopper (DDG-70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 7 July 2010 to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach. Navy News Service # 100707-N-6854D-009.Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
Hopper 223k100713-N-7042V-027. Pacific Ocean, July 13 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) sails port side along the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. Ronald Reagan is underway participating in RIMPAC, a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw.Bill Gonyo
Hopper 75kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) cruises through the Pacific Ocean after completing a fueling at sea with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 13 July 2010. Hopper and Ronald Reagan are underway participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac. Navy News Service Image # 100713-N-3659B-090.Robert Hurst
Hopper 129kSailors on the bow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) pull in the phone and distance line at the conclusion of a fueling at sea with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), on 13 July 2010. Hopper and Ronald Reagan are underway participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac. Navy News Service Image # 100713-N-3659B-002.Robert Hurst
Hopper 132kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on 30 July 2010 after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton. Image # 100730-N-8539M-143. Navy News Service.Robert Hurst
Hopper 144kDDG-70 tied up alongside the decommissioned USNS Shasta (T-AE-33) and the USS Crommelin (FFG-37) who was getting some work done at the time, taken from the USS Arizona Memorial, April 5 2011.Michael Goughan
Hopper 125kAs above.Michael Goughan
Hopper 115k111220-N-WP746-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 20 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) is decorated with holiday lights at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Hopper 135kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) makes a breakaway following a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18, 2016. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cole Keller.Ron Reeves
Hopper 113kSailors aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) return to Pearl Harbor following their 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, February 21, 2017,Ron Reeves
Hopper 134k170429-N-WX604-009. Homer, Alaska, April 29 2017 the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) prepares to moor in Homer, Alaska, for a scheduled port visit. Hopper is visiting Homer in conjunction with its participation in exercise Northern Edge 2017. The biennial training exercise conducted in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and includes participation from units assigned to Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and U.S. Army Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Montemarano.Ron Reeves
Hopper 43kShips patch.Mike Smolinski/Steven A. Cardali
Hopper 33kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS HOPPER DDG-70 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Thomas Deane Crowley    Sep 6 1997 - Nov 15 1998
CDR John William Peterson    Nov 15 1998 - Jul 15 2000
CDR John Joseph (Buz) Sorce    Jul 15 2000 - Mar 1 2002
CDR Kenneth Wayne Auten    Mar 1 2002 - Aug 1 2003
CDR Michael William Selby    Aug 1 2003 - Mar 31 2005
CDR Peter Molloy Driscoll Jr.    Mar 31 2005 - Jan 12 2007
CDR Jeffrey W. James    Jan 12 2007 - Jul 3 2008
CDR Timothy Jon Kott    Jul 3 2008 - Mar 17 2010
CDR Kevin Andrew Melody    Mar 17 2010 - Nov 4 2011
CDR Abdel Isaac (Al) Lopez    Nov 4 2011 - May 31 2013
CDR David T. Snee    May 31 2013 - Nov 14 2014
CDR Jaja Joel Edward Marshall    Nov 14 2014 - apr 15 2016
CDR John Deloy Gainey IV    Apr 15 2016 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Hopper (DDG-70) website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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