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USS O'KANE (DDG-77)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NOKN

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 May 11 1997.
Launched March 28 1998.
Commissioned October 23 1999 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI.

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O'Kane 82kRichard Hetherington O'Kane was born in Dover, New Hampshire, on 2 February 1911. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1934 and spent his first years of active duty in the cruiser Chester and destroyer Pruitt. He received submarine instruction in 1938 and was then assigned to USS Argonaut until 1942. Lieutenant O'Kane then joined the precommissioning crew of the new submarine Wahoo, serving as her Executive Officer under Commanding Officer Dudley W. Morton and establishing a record as a very promising tactician. In July 1943, Lieutenant Commander O'Kane was detached from Wahoo and soon became Prospective Commanding Officer of USS Tang, which was then under construction. He placed her in commission in October 1943 and commanded her through her entire career. In five war patrols, O'Kane and Tang sank an officially recognized total of 24 Japanese ships, establishing one of the Pacific War's top records for submarine achievement. He was captured by the Japanese when his ship was accidently sunk off China during the night of 24-25 October 1944 and was secretly held prisoner until the war's end some ten months later. Following his release, Commander O'Kane was awarded the Medal of Honor for his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" during his submarine's final operations against Japanese shipping. In the years following World War II, Commander O'Kane served with the Pacific Reserve Fleet as Commanding Officer of the submarine tender Pelias, testified at Japanese war crimes trials, was Executive Officer of the submarine tender Nereus and was Commander Submarine Division Thirty-Two. He was a student at the Armed Forces Staff College in 1950-51 and was subsequently assigned to the Submarine School at New London, Connecticut, initially as an instructor and, in 1952-53, as Officer in Charge. Promoted to the rank of Captain in July 1953, O'Kane commanded the submarine tender Sperry until June 1954 and then became Commander Submarine Squadron Seven. Following studies at the Naval War College in 1955-56, he served in Washington, D.C., with the Ship Characteristics Board. Captain O'Kane retired from active duty in July 1957 and, on the basis of his extensive combat awards, was simultaneously advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral on the Retired List. Richard H. O'Kane died on 16 February 1994.Steven A. Cardali/Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 49kArtist's conception of the O'Kane 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
O'Kane 76kThe USS O'Kane sliding down the ways at her launching at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME March 28, 1998.Steven A. Cardali
O'Kane 88kThe launching ceremony phamphlet.Chester O. Morris
O'Kane 152kThe launching ceremony phamphlet.Steven A. Cardali
O'Kane 35kThe launching ceremony.Chester O. Morris
O'Kane 132kBath Iron Works 1999Graeme D. Fuller
O'Kane 100kUSS O'Kane Ship Sponsor Leslie Allen Berry (the grandaughter of Richard O'Kane) Christining ceremony April 17, 1999.Steven A. Cardali
O'Kane 119kThe USS O'Kane (DDG 77) was commissioned into active naval service during a ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI on Oct. 23, 1999. Photo by JO3 McClain Shewman, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs.Fred Weiss
O'Kane 88kCover of the commissioning pamphlet, October 23 1999.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 74kSan Diego on October 21, 2000, W. Michael Young photo.Marc Piché
O'Kane 127kAt sea with USS Carl Vinson, Dec. 20, 2001, the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG-77) takes on fuel from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a refueling at sea (RAS). During this operation, Vinson resupplied O'Kane with 135,000 gallons of fuel. To save money as well as to simplify supply efforts, the Navy ships and aircraft use the same type of fuel. The Vinson Battle Group is supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Carol Warden. [011220-N-5884-003] Dec. 20, 2001.Fred Weiss
O'Kane 91kUSS O'Kane (DDG-77) on 20 December 2001, while she receives fuel from the USS Carl Vinson while underway. US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kerryl Cacho.Robert Hurst
O'Kane 130kPearl Harbor, Hi., Oct. 15, 1999, the guided missile destroyer O'Kane (DDG 77) arrives in its new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after completeing a 50-day underway period transiting from Bath, Me. The newest of the Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, O'Kane will be commissioned in Pearl Harbor on Saturday, 23 Oct. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Arlo Abrahamson. [991015-N-5362A-001] Oct. 15, 1999.Fred Weiss
O'Kane 123kCrew members of the destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) keep with the Navy tradition of running aboard to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Oct. 23, 1999. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer is named after Medal of Honor winner Rear Adm. Richard H. O'Kane, commanding officer of the submarine USS Tang during World War II. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad McNeeley.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 75k011220-N-7265L-001. A starboard bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) commences maneuvering to come along side the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for UNREP, during Operation Enduring Freedom on 20 December 2001. Photo taken by PH3 Inez Lawson.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 121k011220-N-7265L-002 Sailors onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) observe USS O'Kane (DDG 77) coming along side to conduct an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) on 20 December 2001. Photo taken by PH3 Inez Lawson.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 106k011220-N-9421C-001. A view from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) showing USS O'Kane (DDG 77) along side for UNREP, having just received the "shot line." Photo taken on 20 December 2001 by PH3 (AW) Kerryl Cacho.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 36kTaken from the USS Chosin while entering Pearl Harbor 9 Aug 2002.SK2(SW) Joseph A. Gless
O'Kane 90kPacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, Jul. 6, 2002, the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) launches an SM-2 Standard missile from her forward Vertical Launch System (VLS) during exercise "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) 2002. The guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) (right) and the Spruance-class destroyer USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) (center) follow in formation. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Chris Desmond. [020706-N-5862D-090]. Fabio Peña
O'Kane 39kPacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, Jul. 5, 2002, the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) navigates through heavy seas during exercise "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) 2002. RIMPAC 2002 is designed to improve tactical proficiency in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while building cooperation and fostering mutual understanding between participating nations. Countries participating this year are: Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Ted Banks. [020705-N-3236B-013].Fabio Peña
O'Kane 181k020905-N-3228G-005 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sept. 5, 2002) -- Electronics Technician 3rd Class Leon Guerrero, a network administrator aboard the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77), greets guests at his ship's change of command ceremony. Cmdr. Michael S. Viland became O'Kane's third commanding officer, relieving Cmdr. Taylor W. Skardon. O'Kane was commissioned Oct. 23, 1999 and took her place in the fleet as the 26th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 102kAt Sea aboard the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 November 16, 2002 US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer USS O'Kane flying a large ensign participates in Exercise Keen Sword 2003 off the Coast of Southern Japan. Keen Sword 2003 is the seventh in a serious in a regularly scheduled joint\bilateral field exercises training since 1996 involving the Japanese Maritime Self defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Military. The purpose of Keen Sword is to train and evaluate wartime functions and bilateral cooperation procedures against the backdrop of regional contingency scenario that has direct and immediate consequences to the U.S. and Japan. US Navy Photo Photographers mate 1st Class Ted Banks.Steven A. Cardali
O'Kane 112kUndated, off the Horn of Africa. I don't think this is how they do "Holy Stoning" on a DDG?Jack Treutle
O'Kane 190k050207-N-3019M-005. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 7 2005, sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) as she departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment. O’Kane will join the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, which left San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1 2005, on an around-the-world deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 163k050207-N-3019M-006. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 7 2005, family members wave goodbye to their loved ones aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) as she departs Pearl Harbor, steaming through the channel, for a scheduled deployment. O’Kane will join the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, which left San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1 2005, on an around-the-world deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 115k050423-N-4309A-049, Horn of Africa, April 23 2005, Seaman Orenthal Walker stands the Helm Watch on the bridge aboard the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations off the Horn of Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Aaron Ansarov.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 113k050425-N-4309A-032. Horn of Africa, April 25 2005, Engineering Department personnel assigned the guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) use PKP (Potassium Bicarbonate Powder) and AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) to battle simulated fires in the ship’s Engineering spaces. O'Kane is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) off the Horn of Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Aaron Ansarov.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 192k050729-N-3019M-002. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 29 2005, sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) as the ship returns to Pearl Harbor from a six-month deployment. O’Kane deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Ryan C. McGinley Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 43k060706-N-5169H-003 Pacific Ocean, July 6 2006, guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77), makes its wake through the Pacific waters near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcos T. Hernandez.Tony Cowart
O'Kane 71k060707-N-5169H-002 Pacific Ocean, July 7 2006, a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) launches from the aft Vertical Launching System (VLS) aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77). The launch was part of a live fire exercise while participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Third Class Marcos T. Hernandez.Tony Cowart
O'Kane 87kDN-SD-07-12865, 060924-N-3310F-032. U.S. Navy Quartermaster 3rd Class Brenden McErderry, onboard the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS O'KANE (DDG 77), enters coordinates from the ship's global positioning satellite receiver into a logbook during watch in the Pacific Ocean on Sept 24, 2006. O'KANE is currently conducting a composite training exercise as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Fowler)Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 106kWives of U.S. Navy sailors wave as the USS O'Kane (DDG-77) makes its way past Hospital Point in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 26, 2007. The O'Kane is deploying as a member of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, which will enter 5th Fleet's area of operation and provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating there. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben A. Gonzales.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 158k070126-N-4856G-045. The guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) underway in the harbor channel in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 26 2007. O'Kane is deploying as a member of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ben A. Gonzales.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 167k070206-N-3729H-336. Pacific Ocean, February 6 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) steams in formation with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) off the coast of Guam. JCSSG is conducting flight and Integrated Strike Group operations entering the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), as part of a deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Hyde.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 139k070208-N-4973A-055. Pacific Ocean, February 8 2007, sailors upload anti-submarine warfare torpedoes aboard guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77). O'Kane is currently a part of USS John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG). JCSSG is conducting flight and integrated Strike Group operations off the coast of Guam after entering the U.S. 7th Fleet's area of responsibility (AOR), as part of a deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability. U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Leah C. Allen.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 119k070510-N-3284V-119. An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-26) "Chargers" prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) May 10, 2007. O'Kane, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment, with the 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R. Vincent.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 89k070517-N-3284V-094. Persian Gulf, May 17 2007, Engineman 3rd Class Nicholas Landt steers guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) as helmsman under supervision of Ensign Sarah Watson on the bridge. O'Kane, as part of John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R. Vincent.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 56k070703-N-7498L-301. The guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) pulls pier side in Muscat, Oman, during a regularly scheduled port visit July 13, 2007. O'Kane, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 67kPacific Ocean, August 14 2007, Nimitz (CVN-68), Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Carrier Strike Groups transit in formation during a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX) during Valiant Shield 2007, the largest joint exercise in the Pacific this year. Held in the Guam operating area, Valiant Shield 2007 included 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The aerial formation, led by an Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, consists of aircraft from the carrier strike groups as well as Air Force aircraft. Ships are, left to right: guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90); nuclear-propelled aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), followed by the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59) and the guided missile destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) and USS Pinckney (DDG-91); nuclear-propelled attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN-767); aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), followed by the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) and guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89); nuclear-propelled attack submarine USS Key West (SSN-722); nuclear-propelled aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), followed by the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) and the guided missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG-88) and USS O'Kane (DDG-77); the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer on the extreme right has not been positively identified, but is possibly USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60).Fabio Peña
O'Kane 102k070820-N-0995C-012. The guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) passes the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) Memorial, as she returns to home-port at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, August 19 2007, after a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric J. Cutright.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 92k070820-N-4965F-006. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, August 20 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) transits the Pearl Harbor channel as she makes her way to pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, after completion of a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 70k080418-N-9758L-029. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 18 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor. O'Kane is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and will operate in the western Pacific supporting U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 117k080707-N-1722M-117. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 7 2008, the guided-missle destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) transits Pearl Harbor before participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Michael Moriatis.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 177k080713-N-7949W-107. Pacific Ocean, July 13 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer JDS Kirishima (DD 174) steams in the operating area of Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Woods.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 84k080729-N-9076B-002. Pacific Ocean, July 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77), the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JS Setogiri (DD 156) and the guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M Davis (FFG 60) steam in formation during a photo exercise for the Rim of the Pacific 2008 exercise. RIMPAC was held off the coast of Hawaii with units from the United States, Australia, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Don Bray.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 145k080925-N-9758L-194. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 25 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. The program calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the Western Pacific by conducting intermediate/advanced training and regular deployments in the Western Pacific, and is designed to improve the U.S. Pacific Fleet's war fighting readiness and effectiveness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 200k080925-N-9758L-132. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 25 2008, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. The program calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the Western Pacific by conducting intermediate/advanced training and regular deployments in the Western Pacific, and is designed to improve the U.S. Pacific Fleet's war fighting readiness and effectiveness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 138k090209-N-3666S-012. Pearl Harbor, February 9 2009, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) man the rails as she makes her way pierside. O'Kane returned to her homeport in Pearl Harbor after a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the Pacific Fleet's Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment Program. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 91k090209-N-3666S-008. Pearl Harbor, February 9 2009, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) man the rails as she makes her way pierside. O'Kane returned to her homeport after a four-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean supporting the U.S. Pacific Fleet Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment Program. The Battleship Missouri Memorial can be seen in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 168k091013-N-1644H-057. Pacific Ocean, October 13 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) underway in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 164k091107-N-1644H-146. Pacific Ocean, November 7 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 230k100227-N-7498L-001. Pearl Harbor, February 27 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) makes its way out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor as the state of Hawaii prepares for a possible tsunami generated by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake near Chile. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered four ships based at Pearl Harbor to get underway as a precautionary measure. USS O'Kane, USS Crommelin (FFG 37), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) were ordered to get underway to avoid potential damage to ships and piers from anticipated high tidal surges. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 123k100227-N-7498L-002. Pearl Harbor, February 27 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) makes its way out to sea through the Pearl Harbor Channel, as the state of Hawaii prepares for a possible tsunami generated by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake near Chile. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered four ships based at Pearl Harbor to get underway as a precautionary measure. USS O'Kane, USS Crommelin (FFG 37), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) were ordered to get underway to avoid potential damage to ships and piers from anticipated high tidal surges. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 151k100709-N-0464S-139. Pearl Harbor, July 9 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a seven-month deployment. O'Kane is scheduled to conduct operations in the Middle East and western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Rachel Swiatnicki.Bill Gonyo
O'Kane 152kView from the USS Arizona Memorial on the April 5, 2011.Michael Goughan
O'Kane 133kView from the USS Arizona Memorial on the April 5, 2011 with the USS Port Royal (CG-73) to the right.Michael Goughan
O'Kane 121kView taken from the main deck of the USS Missouri (BB-63) on the April 6 2011.Michael Goughan
O'Kane 133kAs above.Michael Goughan
O'Kane 119k140125-N-RI884-164. Pacific Ocean, January 25 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) conducts underway training with other Navy ships, including USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) in the background, during exercise Koa Kai 14-1. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise that improves cooperation, readiness and the capability of forces to respond quickly to various crises, ranging from armed conflict to humanitarian assistance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 174k140307-N-WF272-071. Pearl Harbor, March 7 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf. While deployed, O'Kane will conduct theater security cooperation efforts and maritime presence operations with partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan.Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 169k140307-N-RI884-018. Pearl Harbor, March 7 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf. O'Kane will conduct theatre security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker.Ron Reeves/Robert M. Cieri
O'Kane 112k140625-N-MW031-017. Arabian Gulf, June 25 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) patrols the Arabian Gulf. O'Kane is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Korrin Kim.Ron Reeves
O'Kane 158kUSS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS O'Kane (DDG-77) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) participate in a show of force transit training exercise on November 4 2016. US Navy Photo.Tommy Trampp
O'Kane 25kShips patch.Steven A. Cardali/Mike Smolinski

USS O'KANE DDG-77 History
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This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR David Charles Hulse    Oct 23 1999 - Dec 13 2000
CDR Taylor Wilson Skardon    Dec 13 2000 - Sep 5 2002
CDR Michael Stephen Viland    Sep 5 2002 - Feb 6 2004
CDR William Joseph Nault    Feb 6 2004 - Oct 12 2005
CDR James Joseph Duke Jr.    Oct 12 2005 - May 10 2007
CDR Paul Thomas (Tom) Druggan    May 10 2007 - Nov 11 2008
CDR Timothy Scott Steadman    Nov 11 2008 - May 7 2010
CDR Derek Andrew Trinque    May 7 2010 - Nov 7 2011 
CDR Michael E. Ray    Nov 7 2011 - May 10 2013
CDR James J. Juster    May 10 2013 - Nov 7 2014
CDR Gina Lynne McCaine    Nov 7 2014 - Jun 30 2016
CDR Colby Winton Sherwood    Jun 30 2016 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS O'Kane DDG-77 Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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