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USS MAHAN (DDG-72)


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CLASS - BURKE Flight II 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 August 17 1995.
Launched June 29 1996 and commissioned February 14 1998.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at Norfolk Virginia.

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Mahan 135kRear Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan, born 27 September 1840 at West Point, N.Y., graduated from the NavalAcademy in 1859 and served with the South Atlantic and western Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War. Later appointed President of the Naval WarCollege, he served two tours, 1886-89 and 1892-93. His widely admired study, “The Influence of Sea Power Upon History,” and his many other well reasoned and scholarly books and articles have made a major impact upon geopolitical thought and modern theories of world strategy and have established Mahan’s place among history’s great thinkers. Having retired in 1896, he was recalled during the Spanish-American War to serve on the Naval Strategy Board. Among his many activities during the years which followed were service as a delegate to the First Peace Conference at The Hague; as a member of the Board of Visitors, Naval Academy, 1903; with the Senate Commission on Merchant Marine, 1904; as a member of the Commission to Report on the Reorganization of the Navy Department; and as a lecturer at the Naval War College. He died at Washington, D.C. 1 December 1914. Portrait courtesy of the Naval War CollegeMuseum. Donated by the United States Naval Academy.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 49kArtist's conception of the Mahan 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
Mahan 147kUSS Mahan (DDG-72) poster courtesy of Lockheed Martin.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 14kUndated, location unknown.Deron Poisson
Mahan 86kUnder construction at Bath Iron Works, Summer 1997. To the right is the USS Decatur (DDG-73) and to the left is the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75).Graeme Fuller
Mahan 108kThe lauching ceremony phamphlet.Chester O. Morris
Mahan 105kCommissioning Program for USS Mahan (DDG-72) held at Bath Iron Works, Bath ME on 14 February 1998.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 43kNorfolk July 24 1998.Marc Piché
Mahan 62kNorfolk July 25 1998.Marc Piché
Mahan 302kTaken in Barcelona, Spain, June 25, 2000. Note there are only four Harpoon launchers visible. As a Flight II Burke-class destroyer, Mahan is fitted with SLQ-32(V)3 ECM: starboard antenna can be seen on the platform protruding from forward superestructure.Fabio Peña
Mahan 292kDifferent view as above.Fabio Peña
Mahan 44kJune 2001 in Norfolk.Brian J. Johnson, Franklin, MA
Mahan 93kUSS MAHAN 15 Feb 2002 off the East Coast.Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Mahan 92kAt sea with USS Arthur W. Radford, Apr. 12, 2002 - Highlighted by the golden sun, USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) and USS Mahan (DDG 72), both assigned to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group, make their approach to George Washington to conduct an underway replenishment. George Washington is homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is conducting scheduled integrated training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The destroyers are also homported in Norfolk. The ability to replenish at sea allows the Navy to be where needed, when needed, and for as long as needed. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Sheryl Smith. [020412-N-6653S-001]Bill Gonyo
Mahan 58kAt sea with USS Mahan, Sept. 27, 2002, steaming in company with USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Atlantic Ocean during Exercise Mediterranean Shark. Destroyers, such as Mahan, operate in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups. They primarily perform anti-submarine warfare duty while guided missile destroyers are multi-mission (ASW, anti-air and anti-surface warfare) surface combatants. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rex Nelson. [020927-N-6433N-003] Fabio Peña
Mahan 80kUSS Mahan DDG 72 entering Gibraltar on 1st July 2002.© Daniel Ferro
Mahan 117kThe Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 27, 2002, the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) steams behind USS George Washington (CVN-73) during exercise "Mediterranean Shark", a bilateral training exercise conducted in Morocco by a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), to show the effectiveness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF allows commands to task organized surface and air assets for use in meeting specific ends. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason R. Zalasky. [020927-N-1082Z-001].Fabio Peña
Mahan 57kAt sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sep. 27, 2002, an F-14 "Tomcat" assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) prepares to land on the ship’s flight deck as the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) steams in the background. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Mahan 78kBrest, France, Oct.14, 2002.Marc Piché
Mahan 82kBrest, France, Oct.14, 2002.Marc Piché
Mahan 56kBrest, France, Oct.14, 2002.Marc Piché
Mahan 68kBrest, France, Oct.14, 2002.Marc Piché
Mahan 114kNOB Norfolk, September 2004.Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
Mahan 108kNOB Norfolk, September 2004.Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
Mahan 93kAn ET's view, Ismir, Turkey, October 2004.Mike Callaway ETC (SW)
Mahan 116kA 15 photo series taken November, 18th, 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. USS Mahan was a part of the NATO Standing Naval Force/Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED), visiting Trieste with the Hellenic Frigate BOUBOULINA and the Italian Frigate ESPERO.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 106kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 86kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 112kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 97kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 95kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 113kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 113kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 153kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 96kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 92kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 112kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 100kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 85kAs above.Frank M. EGGER / Lienz - Tyrol/Austria
Mahan 72kNorfolk, VA March 5 2005.Wendell R McLaughlin Jr
Mahan 187k050516-N-3725R-002. Norfolk, Va., May 16 2005, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) as she departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. As part of a Surface Strike Group (SSG), with USS Hawes (FFG 53) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), Mahan will participate in regional exercises with allies, conduct diplomatic port calls and respond to any contingency including those associated with the ongoing war on terrorism. The SSG can operate independently or in conjunction with other maritime forces. It is designed to be a flexible group that will provide presence with a purpose and strike power to support joint and allied forces afloat and ashore. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Greg Roberts.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 51kSouda Bay, Greece July 20 2005.Jack Treutle
Mahan 61k051115-N-6764G-002. Norfolk, VA, November 15 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mahan patrolled the Black Sea and strengthened allied capabilities by providing maritime interception operations training to Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Brian W. Goodwin.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 185k060614-N-5330L-034. Atlantic Ocean, June 13 2006, USS Mahan (DDG 72) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Frank Olmo, and Chief of Response enforcement for Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Capt. Bradley Jacobs, stand side by side on the guided-missile destroyer's bridge moments before starting Exercise Frontier Sentinel. Frontier Sentinel marks the first time a Navy surface combatant ship operated under the tactical control of the Coast Guard for a Maritime Homeland Security mission. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Matthew D. Leistikow.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 109k060825-N-5555T-008. Virginia Capes, August 25 2006, sailors with Naval Expeditionary Combat Command participate in a high-value asset escort training exercise for the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) between Inshore Boat Units (IBU) 41 and 42 off the coast of Naval Station Norfolk. The training provides the final test for level-two combat coxswains and gunners to qualify in handling small weapons-capable boats in defense of narrow waterway-transiting naval vessels. The IBUs are from Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Four. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW/SW) Justin K. Thomas.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 145k070129-N-5459S-069. Atlantic Ocean, January 29 2007, a Canadian air force CH-124 Sea King prepares to land aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) during a training exercise with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). The SNMG-1 is a joint maritime task force assigned to protect the waters of NATO countries from terrorism, drug trafficking, and illegal immigration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 116k070202-N-8110K-004. Boston, Mass., February 2 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) prepares to dock for a port call. The Mahan is assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 and has been conducting NATO joint operational training exercises to respond to worldwide NATO missions. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 94k070220-N-0000X-001. Port Canaveral, Fla., February 20 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahn (DDG 72) moored pierside at Port Canaveral, Fla., during a scheduled port call. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. R.K. Lovell.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 155k070403-N-5459S-038. Caracasbaai, April 3 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sits moored pier side during its visit to Caracasbaai, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. The Mahan visited Curacao with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One, which is one of four joint maritime task forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 147k070404-N-5459S-061. Caribbean, April 4 2007, a Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) guides a Lynx helicopter from the Dutch Navy during a Deck Landing Qualification (DLQ) in the Caribbean. During the DLQ members from the flight deck crew refueled the helicopter and practiced their hand signals. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 158kThe Royal Navy's fast fleet tanker RFA Wave Ruler (A390) foreground, followed by USS Mahan (DDG-72), CS Almirante Latorre (FFG 14), FGS Sachsen (F 219), and USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) navigate together in formation during an exercise in the Caribbean, on 9 April 2007. Samuel B. Roberts and Almirante Latorre are operating together as part of Partnership of Americas (POA) 2007. POA focuses on enhancing relationships with partner nations through a variety of exercises and events at sea and ashore throughout South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street. Navy News Service image # 070409-N-5459S-082.Robert Hurst
Mahan 196k070411-N-5459S-032. Fort de France, Martinique, April 11 2007, Cmdr. Richard M. Miller Jr. speaks to Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) after he assumed duties as the commanding officer. Miller relieved Cmdr. Frank J. Olmo during the change of command ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 91k070428-N-5459S-129. Atlantic Ocean, April 28 2007, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) attach a retrograde to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck, during a connected replenishment with USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 271k070428-N-5459S-011. Atlantic Ocean, April 28 2007, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) guide pallets in from USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during a connected replenishment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 87kDN-SD-08-04318, 070428-N-5459S-022. U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke Class (Flights I and II) Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) guide pallets in from Military Sealift Commande Henry J. Kaiser Class Underway Replenishment Oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during a connected replenishment while underway in the Atlantic Ocean on April 28, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 149k070428-N-5459S-124. Atlantic Ocean, April 30 2007, a landing signal enlisted directs an SH-60B helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 Det. 6 "Grandmasters", as it delivers supplies on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Mahan conducted the VERTREP with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 143kDN-SD-08-04319, 070515-N-5459S-004. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael K. Mahon (foreground), Commander, Standing North American Treaty Organization (NATO) Maritime Group One, observes the horizon from the bridge of the Arleigh Burke Class (Flights I and II) Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) on May 15, 2007, while underway in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street)Bill Gonyo
Mahan 98k070526-N-5459S-006. May 26 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), left, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) are moored together pier side in Gdynia, Poland. Mahan transferred over duties to Normandy as the acting flagship for the Commanding Officer of Standing NATO Maritime Group One Rear Adm. Michael K. Mahon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 98k070528-N-5459S-004. Baltic Sea, May 28 2007, guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) approaches guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) during a "Sail Pass" in the Baltic Sea. Mahan recently turned over duties to Normandy as the flagship for Rear Adm Michael K. Mahon, commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 93kUSS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and USS Mahan (DDG-72) in Norfolk, April 27 2008.Larry Backus
Mahan 85kAs above.Larry Backus
Mahan 59kUSS Mahan (DDG-72) in Norfolk, April 27 2008.Larry Backus
Mahan 183k080709-N-1082Z-001. Atlantic Ocean, July 9 2008, the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) pulls alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) to conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS), during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 158k080718-N-1082Z-001. Atlantic Ocean, July 18 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) maneuvers in the Atlantic to pull along side USNS Lerory Grumman (T-AO 195) for a replenishment at sea (RAS). This event is during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 209k080718-N-1082Z-015. As above.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 153k080718-N-1082Z-040. As above.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 175k080718-N-1082Z-009. As above.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 149k081026-N-1082Z-106. Indian Ocean, October 26 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) conducts a personnel transfer with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 102k090117-N-7918H-345. Gulf of Aden, January 17 2009, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sort pallets during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Mahan is assigned to Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 185k090125-N-7918H-053. Gulf of Aden, January 25 2009, Electronics Technician 1st Class Travis Gort and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ronald Renshaw troubleshoot critical systems in the forward internal communications compartment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72). Mahan is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 83k090129-N-5684B-026. Gulf of Aden, January 29 2009, Ens. Atwell stands a navigational watch aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 is a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sean Burgess.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 185k090716-N-4236E-045. Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 16 2009, Mr. Terry Breese, U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Canada, is welcomed aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) by the Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Steve Murphy, and the Executive Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Chris Cigna, for a luncheon. Mahan is currently making a port visit in Halifax, Nova Scotia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 207kRoyal Australian Navy (RAN) Rear Adm. Nigel Coates; U.S. Navy Cmdr. Steve Murphy, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72); RAN Cmdr. Kevin Turner, commanding officer of frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155); and RAN Capt. Peter Leavy, commanding officer of frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) cut a cake aboard Mahan July 22, 2009, during a reception in honor of the Australian navy's visit to New York during Operation Northern Trident. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith L. Darby. 090722-N-6525D-405.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 217k091221-N-9643W-421. Naval Station Norfolk, December 21 2009, Damage Controlman 2nd Class Tiffany Epps, a member of the damage control team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), helps a child from the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) don the full fire fighting ensemble. The Hampton Roads Chief Petty Officer Association holds a holiday party and ship tour for the VHBG annually at Naval Station Norfolk. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Williams.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 193k091221-N-9643W-177. Naval Station Norfolk, December 21 2009, Senior Chief Operations Specialist Gregory Carlson leads children from the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) on a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72). The Hampton Roads Chief Petty Officer Association holds a holiday party and ship tour for the VHBG annually at Naval Station Norfolk. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Williams.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 88k101107-N-5292M-307. Norfolk, November 7 2010, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72), as she departs Naval Station Norfolk. The guided-missile destroyer is leaving on a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. US Navy photo by MC1 Julie Matyascik.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 90k121228-N-YT478-072. Norfolk, December 28 2012, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) heads out to sea after departing the pier at Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. This is Mahan's first deployment after receiving the ballistic missile defense upgrade last year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lolita Lewis.Ron Reeves
Mahan 99kThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196). Mahan, homeported in Norfolk, VA., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo #130427-N-KA046-232 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 27, 2013) by MC2 James Turner.Lee Wahler
Mahan 178k131206-N-QM905-041. Norfolk, December 6 2013, sailors participate in a ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. USS Mahan (DDG 72) is the fifth ship named Mahan. The second USS Mahan was the lead ship of the Mahan-class destroyers; commissioned in 1936 and decommissioned after a kamikaze attack during World War II. U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Shelby Tucker.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 155k131220-N-KE519-005. Norfolk, December 20 2013, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 120k140221-N-PD498-002. Atlantic Ocean, February 21 2014, Ensign Branden Albrecht uses a stadimeter to calculate the distance from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196). Mahan approaches for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Mahan is underway conducting routine qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Christian Blasy.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 126k140310-N-PD498-004. Atlantic Ocean, March 10 2014, the Mk 45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun fires a round as part of a 5-round pre-action calibration fire. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) is underway conducting routine operations. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Alexander Washofsky.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 211kAt Ponta Delgada, Azores on August 18 2014.Carlos Manuel Estrela
Mahan 23kShips patch.Steven A. Cardali
Mahan 37kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS MAHAN DDG-72 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 Michael Lee James    Feb 14 1998 - Mar 22 1999
CDR James Russell Yohe    Mar 22 1999 - Sep 22 2000
CDR David Clarke Robertson Jr.    Sep 22 2000 - Mar 18 2002
CDR Terry Daines Mosher    Mar 18 2002 - Jan 23 2004
CDR Charles William Wydler    Jan 23 2004 - Oct 19 2005
CDR Frank Jerome Olmo    Oct 19 2005 - Apr 11 2007
CDR Richard Michael Miller Jr.    Apr 11 2007 - Oct 2008
CDR Stephen Francis Murphy    Oct 2008 - Mar 19 2010
CDR Kurt Alon Mondlak    Mar 19 2010 - Nov 4 2011
CDR Adam McGregor Aycock    Nov 4 2011 - May 7 2013
CDR Zoah Scheneman    May 7 2013 - Nov 4 2014
CDR Joseph Stewart Matison    Nov 4 2014 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Official USS Mahan website
USS Mahan website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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