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USS SHOUP (DDG-86)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NSHP

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 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
Keel laid: Dec 13 1999
Launched: Nov 22 2000
Delivered and accepted February 19 2002.
Commissioned 22 June 2002 in Seattle, WA.
Active unit of the U.S. Navy.
Homeported at Everett, WA.

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Shoup 44kGeneral David Monroe Shoup (December 30, 1904 - January 13, 1983) was a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and the twenty-second Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (January 1, 1960 - December 31, 1963).NHC
Shoup 49kArtist's conception of the Shoup 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
Shoup 143kShip's poster.Gerd Matthes
Shoup 137kUndated, location unknown. Note the smaller forward extension of the bridge structure and the full-width helicopter hangar aft marks Shoup as a "Flight 11A" unit. Official US Navy phototaken from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of the World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Shoup 159k24 February 2001 - Destroyer Shoup (DDG 86) Christened at Ingalls The ship is named in honor of General David M. Shoup, the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa. Zola Shoup, widow of General Shoup, and Claudia Natter, wife of Admiral Robert J. Natter, were the ship's co-sponsors. Shoup was launched on 22 November. In the background, on Ingalls' ship construction facility, are Preble (DDG 88) (immediate right) and USS Cole (DDG 67) (right background).Fred Weiss
Shoup 106kDN-SC-03-09948. Port bow view of the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS SHOUP (DDG 86) at the beginning of the vessels christening ceremony at the Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, November 24 2001.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 111kGulf of Mexico (Dec. 11, 2001), the Arleigh Burke (Flight III) class guided missile Destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) underway during builder’s sea trials. U.S. Navy photo. [011211-N-0000X-007] Fabio Peña/Steven A. Cardali
Shoup 64kThe 16th Aegis guided missile destroyer built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss., USS Shoup (DDG 86), sailed into the Gulf of Mexico in December 2001 for initial sea trials. USS Shoup was commissioned in Seattle, Wash. on June 22, 2002.Fred Weiss
Shoup 115kGulf of Mexico, December 11 2001, the Arleigh Burke (Flight III) class guided missile Destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) underway during builder’s sea trials. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Shoup 164kUSS Shoup (DDG-86) underway during builder's sea trials on 11 December 2001. Photograph by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106858-KN.Robert Hurst
Shoup 117kSeattle, Wash., Jun. 22, 2002 Sailors ‘man the rails’ aboard USS Shoup (DDG 86), Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, during the ship's commissioning ceremonies held at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle. "Manning the rails" at the commissioning is part of "bringing the ship to life." The ship honors 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient Gen. David M. Shoup (1904-1983) for his actions during the initial landings on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, in the Pacific on Nov. 20-22, 1943. Gen. James L. Jones, Commandant of the Marine Corps, was the principal speaker. Zola Shoup, widow of the ship's namesake, and Claudia Natter, wife of Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, served as ship sponsors. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Katrina L. Beeler. [020622-N-8252B-002].Fabio Peña
Shoup 111kCommissioning Program for USS Shoup (DDG-86) held at Seattle, WA. on 22 June 2002.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 182k040513-N-6477M-004. Naval Station Everett, Wash., May 13 2004, Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Crystal Thompson takes the number two mooring line off the bits in preparation for getting underway aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) while departing Everett Naval Station. Shoup will transit the coast of Washington to conduct a series of drills including man overboard, engineering casualty, small arms fire and mooring to a buoy. Across the pier can be seen the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 112kPacific Ocean (Nov. 11, 2004) the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), right, and the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), underway with Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9). U.S. Navy photoFred Weiss
Shoup 155k050225-N-4166B-266. Pacific Ocean, February 25 2005, the ships of Commander Destroyer Squadron Nine (CDS-9), from foreground, the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), guided missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Shoup (DDG 86), the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) shown in formation behind USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as part of a show Naval of power during a demonstration for Lincoln’s Tiger Cruise en route to San Diego, California from a WESTPAC cruise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 155k070111-N-8870B-002. Everett, Wash., August 20 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) moored pierside at Naval Station Everett as it begins its ship restricted availability in Everett. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jon J. Baker.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 124k051005-N-3622P-005. 5 October 2005, an aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) at its pier at Naval Station Everett, Washington. Along with her are USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) (left), USS Ford (FFG 54) (right) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) (right rear). U.S. Navy Photo by PH2 Chris Perkins.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 137k051013-N-6477M-130. Everett, WA, October 13 2005, children from the Fairmount Elementary School in Mukilteo, Wash., learn how to man the helm as Senior Chief Fire Controlman David A. Shepherd takes them through a tour of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) while in port on board Naval Station Everett. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 98kMarch 10 2006 during underway replenishment.Shawn Ward
Shoup 75kAs above.Shawn Ward
Shoup 69kAs above.Shawn Ward
Shoup 66k060409-N-7981E-033. Pacific Ocean, April 9 2006, LTjg Jeff Dennison monitors surface contacts in Hong Kong Harbor from the bridge of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Shoup and other ships in the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group are currently in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 112kDN-SD-07-02595, 060411-N-7981E-003. Onboard the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS SHOUP (DDG 86), USN Gas Turbine Systems Technician Second Class (GS2) Rondell Bethelmy, makes speed adjustments from the propulsion plant auxiliary control console, during a propulsion plant casualty control drill. The SHOUP is currently underway in the Western Pacific Ocean operating area. Photo by PHAN James Evans, April 11 2006.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 129k060412-N-7981E-132. Pacific Ocean, April 12 2006, Ensign Justin Hall makes status reports to the bridge while standing watch as Helicopter Control Officer during flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Shoup is currently underway in the Western Pacific area of operations conducting a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 160k060417-N-5384B-051. South China Sea, April 17 2006, guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) sails through the South China Sea in support of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently underway to the Western Pacific for a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. Blake.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 114kThe guided-missile destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) sail in formation in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii during the exercise Rim of Pacific 2006 on July 25 2006. The exercise, commonly called RIMPAC, brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States in the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. DoD photo by Chief Petty Officer Walter T. Ham IV, U.S. Navy, ID# 060725-N-6581H-035.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 155k070111-N-8870B-002. Everett, Wash., January 11 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) moored pier-side at Naval Base Everett as she begins her Ship Restricted Availability (SRA). U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jon J. Baker.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 63kJuly 21 2007 in Everett, WA.Larry Backus
Shoup 144kUSS Shoup (DDG-86) entering San Francisco bay for the Parade of Ships during the 27th annual San Francisco Fleet Week celebration on October 6, 2007.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Shoup 137kAs above.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Shoup 100k071105-N-7981E-289. Pacific Ocean, November 5 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) is underway off the coast of Southern California along with the rest of Carrier Strike Group 9, participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise, an exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of the strike group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 118k071106-N-7981E-172. Pacific Ocean, November 6 2007, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Chris Withers monitors the ship's online generators while standing watch at the electrical plant control console in damage control central aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Shoup and the rest of Carrier Strike Group 9 are underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise, an exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of the strike group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 57k071106-N-7981E-075. Pacific Ocean, November 6 2007, Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Erickson records course changes while acting as conning officer on the bridge of guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). Shoup and the rest of Carrier Strike Group 9 are underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise, an exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of the strike group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 43k080126-N-7981E-400. Pacific Ocean, January 26 2008, the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) under way behind the guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) during a straits transit exercise. Ships and aircraft assigned to (CSG) 9 are underway off the coast of Southern California participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 130k080126-N-7981E-556. Pacific Ocean, January 26 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) leads the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) and USS Russell (DDG 59) trail behind USS Momsen (DDG 92) during a strait transit exercise. The strike group is participating in joint task force exercises off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 106k080126-N-1088H-001. Pacific Ocean, January 26 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) leads the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a straight transit exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Wayne Hambrick.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 100k080411-N-9898L-249. Pacific Ocean, April 11 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) and other ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 transit through the Philippine Straits. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 103k080410-N-1281H-125. Philippine Sea, April 11 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) leads other ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 as they transit the Philippine Straits. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and (CSG) 9 are on a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th fleet of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Ashley Houp.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 88k080412-N-8539M-108. Pacific Ocean, April 12 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steams along the Pacific as part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 and embarked Carrier Air Wing(CVW) 2 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas B. Morton.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 80k080412-N-8539M-124. Pacific Ocean, April 12 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) breaks away from the Ticonderoga class cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a strait transit exercise with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 as it transits the Philippine Straits. Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas B. Morton.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 125k080415-N-7981E-269. April 15 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) underway near Singapore. The Shoup and other ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group Nine are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 72k080422-N-7981E-039. Pacific Ocean, April 22 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steams in heavy seas. Shoup is part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group and is on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 101k080422-N-9450M-078. Indian Ocean, April 22 2008, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) participate in a pass and review during an air power demonstration held for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and her crew. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Johndion L. Magsipoc.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 105k080422-N-6139L-830. Indian Ocean, April 22 2008, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steam in the Indian Ocean as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Quinn Liford.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 101k080506-O-9999X-002. Gulf of Aden, May 06 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) tows the 15-meter dhow, Dunia, after the boat experienced engine problems leaving it unable to operate at sea. The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and Shoup responded to the ship in distress and towed the boat to Yemeni territorial waters where it was met by a Yemeni tug. Kanawha and Shoup also provided the dhow's crew with food, water and medical support. Coalition forces have a longstanding tradition of helping mariners in distress by providing medical assistance, engineering assistance as well as search and rescue. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 206k080910-N-4635D-001. Albany, Australia, September 10 2008, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) as the ship moors alongside the Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin (FFG 04) in Albany, Australia. Shoup, part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group, is visiting Australia to commemorate the centennial of the voyage of the "Great White Fleet." U.S. Navy Photo by Electronics Technician 3rd Class Michael Douglas.Robert M. Cieri
Shoup 130kSix views of the Shoup passing the ferry terminal prior to pulling into NAVSTA Everett, the last showing Mt. Baker in the background.Larry Lee
Shoup 114kAs above.Larry Lee
Shoup 112kAs above.Larry Lee
Shoup 128kAs above.Larry Lee
Shoup 115kAs above.Larry Lee
Shoup 90kAs above.Larry Lee
Shoup 152k090604-N-2143T-002. Portland, Ore., June 4 2009, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) as the ship arrives to help celebrate Portland Fleet Week festivities during the city's 102nd Annual Rose Festival. Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston's visit in 1907, and are considered a highlight of the festival. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Tinoko.Bill Gonyo
Shoup 119kA series of 5 images of the USS Shoup (DDG-86) anchored off Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on February 24 2011.Glenn Towler
Shoup 161kAs above.Glenn Towler
Shoup 129kAs above.Glenn Towler
Shoup 123kAs above.Glenn Towler
Shoup 137kAs above.Glenn Towler
Shoup 230kShip's patch.Frank M. EGGER - Lienz/Austria
Shoup 30kShip's Zippo lighter.Frank M. EGGER - Lienz/Austria

USS SHOUP DDG-86 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 Evon Bernard Carter    Jun 22 2002 - Aug 17 2003
CDR Alexander Theodore Casimes    Aug 17 2003 - Jan 3 2005
CDR Christopher Hugh Halton    Jan 3 2005 - Jul 5 2006
CDR Mark A. Johnson    Jul 5 2006 - Apr 19 2008
CDR Michael Jay Lehman    Apr 19 2008 - Dec 19 2009
CDR Michael Joseph (Joe) Nadeau    Dec 19 2009 - Jun 30 2011
CDR Rafael Anthony Acevedo    Jun 30 2011 - Dec 12 2012
CDR Jill Renee Cesari    Dec 12 2012 - Jun 5 2014
CDR Bryant Paul Trost    Jun 5 2014 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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