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USS MUSTIN (DDG-89)


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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 Jan 15 2001 at the Ingalls Shipbuilders in Pascagoula. MS.
Launched Dec 12 2001.
Commissioned July 26 2003 at Coronado, CA.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at San Diego.

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[1] Captain Henry C. Mustin, USN (1874-1923). A 1896 graduate of the US Naval Academy, earned a commendation for distinguished service in the capture of Vigan, Philippines, in 1899. He piloted the first aircraft ever catapulted from a ship; flew the first operational mission of naval aircraft during the Veracruz operation in 1914; and was the first commander of Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet.


[2] VADM Lloyd M. Mustin, USN (1911-1999), the son of Captain Henry C. Mustin. A 1932 graduate of the US Naval Academy, took part in developing the Navy's first lead-computing antiaircraft gun sight, which proved of major importance in the air-sea actions of World War II. He served in the Light Cruiser USS Atlanta CL-51, during the naval battle of Guadalcanal. The "Mighty A" was lost during that battle. He, along with other survivors, came ashore on Guadalcanal and served with a naval unit attached to the First Marine Division. His postwar service included commands at sea and development and evaluation of weapon systems. He later served as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


[3] VADM Henry C. Mustin, USN, the son of VADM Lloyd M. Mustin, USN. A 1955 graduate of the US Naval Academy, is a decorated Vietnam veteran who served in the 1980s as the Naval Inspector General; Commander, Second Fleet and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Policy.


[4] LCDR Thomas M. Mustin, USN, the son of VADM Henry C. Mustin, USN. A 1962 graduate of the US Naval Academy, earned a Bronze Star in Vietnam, for river patrol combat action.
Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 49kArtist's conception of the Mustin 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
Mustin 52k12 December 2001, Pascagoula, Mississippi: A port side view of the USS Mustin ( DDG 89) being assisted by tugboats following the ships launch at the Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula Mississippi.Fred Weiss
Mustin 45kOn 15 December 2001, the Mustin was moved across land from its construction site to a floating drydock for her launching, shown using a wheel-on-rail system which uses small railcars to roll the ship.Northrop Grumman Corporation
Mustin 49kCover of the Christening program, December 15 2001.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 97kChristening coin, December 15 2001.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 90k030502-N-1350S-010. Aboard the Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Mustin (DDG 89), May 2 2003, Operation Specialist Seaman Tyrone S. Alston conducts bearing checks during Sea and Anchor detail as Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Mustin (DDG 89) departs Pascagoula, Miss. PCU Mustin is scheduled to be commissioned on July 26 in her homeport of San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Esther E. Smith.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 72kNaval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, June 6 2003, the Pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Mustin is berthed at the Allegheny pier at the Naval Air Station.Steven A. Cardali
Mustin 136k030609-N-4039N-001. Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida June 9 2003, pre-commissioning Unit Mustin (DDG-89) is berthed at the Allegheny Pier on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The guided missile destroyer will be heading to San Diego, where it will be commissioned in July. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 51kNaval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA. USS Mustin is berthed at pier Juliet prior to her commissioning ceremony.Steven A. Cardali
Mustin 156kOff the Atlantic Coast the PCU Mustin is conducting Sea Trials. The Mustin (DDG 89), the 18th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, will be commissioned on Saturday, July 26, 2003 in Coronado, Calif. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 34kTwilight Commissioning ceremony July 26, 2003.Steven A. Cardali
Mustin 128kUSS Mustin (DDG 89), the 18th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, was commissioned Saturday night on July 26, 2003. The ship, built at the sector's Ingalls operations in Pascagoula, Miss., is now officially a member of Destroyer Squadron One in the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 118k030726-N-0226M-003. San Diego, Calif., July 26 2003, sailors man the rail, as the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) returns to her homeport of Naval Station San Diego. In the background, moored at North Island can be seen the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin DDG 89, decorated in bunting, in preparation for a twilight commissioning ceremony this evening. Boxer is returning home after supporting U.S. and coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Photographer's Mate Mahlon K. Miller.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 83kSan Diego March 29 2004.Brian J Johnson
Mustin 137k050201-N-6843I-001. San Diego, Calif., Febryary 1 2005, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) departs Naval Station San Diego on a regularly scheduled deployment. Mustin will be part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman S.C. Irwin.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 131k050201-N-7949W-001. San Diego, Calif., February 1 2005, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment. Mustin will join the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Daniel N. Woods.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 103k050201-N-7949W-002. San Diego, Calif., February 1 2005, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), man the rails as she departs Naval Station San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment. Note the insignia for DESRON 23 above. Mustin will join the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Daniel N. Woods.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 95k050415-N-5526M-010. Persian Gulf, April 15 2005, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), release chains holding pallet of stores sent over from the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2) during a replenishment at sea. Mustin is currently deployed with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, currently on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Robert McRill.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 144k050415-N-5526M-021. Persian Gulf, April 15 2005, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Francis Del Rosario, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), prepares bread for the next day's meal in the ships galley. Mustin is currently deployed with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, currently on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Robert McRill.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 85k050514-N-9446C-036, Persian Gulf, May 14 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) breaks away from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) after a successful replenishment at sea evolution in the Persian Gulf. Mustin and Walter S. Diehl are part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group currently conducting operations in support of multi-national forces in Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Refugio Carrillo.Jack Treutle
Mustin 121kMilitary Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) provides fuel and supplies to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89) and aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during a replenishment at sea (RAS) evolution in the Persian Gulf, 14 May 2005, while MSC combat stores ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) steams alongside using helicopters to conduct a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group was deployed conducting operations in support of multi-national forces in Iraq and maritime security operations in order to set the conditions for security and stability in the region. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier would end this deployment with a homeport shift to Norfolk, Va., to commence a three-year refuel and complex overhaul. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Dusty Howell (# 050514-N-3241H-002).Fabio Peña
Mustin 164k060708-N-4649C-100. Yokosuka, July 8 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Mustin will be relieving the Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) and become part of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 162k060708-N-4649C-158. Yokosuka, July 8 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Mustin will be relieving the Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) and will become part of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15). After a crew swap of approximately 50 %, the Vandergrift will return to Naval Station San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 177k060708-N-4649C-187. Yokosuka, July 8 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) prepares to moor at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Mustin will be relieving the Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) and become part of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 181kPapeete, Tahiti, July 18 2005, USS Mustin (DDG 89) Sailors watch native dancers on the ship's main deck during a welcome ceremony in Papette, Tahiti,Bill Gonyo
Mustin 102k050801-N-1577S-043. San Diego, CA, August 1 2005, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at Naval Station San Diego after returning from a six-month deployment. Mustin was deployed with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Sosa.Jack Treutle
Mustin 37k060708-N-4649C-218 Yokosuka, Japan, July 8 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) having recently arrived at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, is welcomed by the Seventh Fleet Band and official visitors. As part of the Navy’s long range plans to replace older ships with its newest, most capable ships in its forward deployed naval forces, Mustin will relieve USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) as part of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton.Tony Cowart
Mustin 53k061013-N-6959H-022, Yokosuka, Japan, October 13 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) display their flags commemorating the U.S. Navy’s 231st Birthday. U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Harris.Tony Cowart
Mustin 147k070319-N-2638R-002. Yokosuka, March 19 2007, the large harbor tug USS Opelika (YTB 798) helps guide the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as it gets under way from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Reckard.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 136kIndian Navy sailor B.K. Gurung and other Indian Navy Marine commandos hold their positions on the flight deck of USS Mustin (DDG-89) during a visit, board, search and seizure drill 7 April 2007, while under way in the Philippine Sea. The drill is part of exercise Malabar 07-01, a U.S. and Indian naval exercise held off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John L. Beeman.Robert Hurst
Mustin 107k070412-N-9851B-005. U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician Airman Matthew Cook and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Bradley Bendell, of the "warlords" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light 51, install an arming wire on an MK-46 exercise torpedo as Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Rob ert O'Briant observes in the hangar bay of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) April 12, 2007, in the Philippine Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist John L. Beeman.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 119k070412-N-9851B-007. Philippine Sea, April 12 2007, a MK-46 exercise torpedo is launched from the deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a torpedo launch exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist John L. Beeman.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 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
Mustin 75k070901-N-7883G-001. Port Kelang, Malaysia, September 1 2007, USS Mustin (DDG 89) leaves Port Kelang after a four-day visit. USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and Mustin were in Malaysia after completing exercise Valiant Shield 2007 off the coast of Guam. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kyle D. Gahlau.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 160k071017-N-0483B-001. Yokosuka, Japan, October 17 2007, a large harbor tug assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as she departs her berth at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 98k071121-N-3136P-063. South China Sea, November 21 2007, a boatswain's mate removes the chock and chains from an SH-60F Seahawk, from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14, before taking off from the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is part of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group and operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy C. Pan.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 100k080212-N-7446H-004. Pacific Ocean, February 12 2008, the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) test the ship's counter measure wash-down sprinkler system (CMWDS) on the foc'sle during a chemical biological and radiological (CBR) drill. The CMWDS uses seawater to remove toxic liquids and gases from exposed sections of the ship after a CBR attack. The Mustin is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek J. Hurder.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 115k080214-N-7446H-260. Pacific Ocean, February 14 2008, the five-inch gun system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires at a practice target during a live-fire exercise. Mustin is deployed with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek J. Hurder.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 128kVIRIN: 080221-N-7446H-016. U.S. Navy weapons department personnel launch an inactive torpedo off the port side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a training exercise while under way in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2008. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek J. Hurder, U.S. Navy.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 141k080522-N-6936D-023. Andaman Sea, May 22 2008, Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger, commander of Joint Task Force-Caring Response Naval Assets visits the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) to observe the ship conduct a towing exercise. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is standing by off the coast of Burma for possible humanitarian assistance tasking in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 184k080529-N-0483B-029. Andaman Sea, May 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) receives fuel from the amphibious ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a replenishment-at-sea. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma to support a potential humanitarian assistance tasking in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 170k080529-N-0483B-034. Andaman Sea, May 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) steams alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a replenishment at sea (RAS). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma to support a potential humanitarian assistance in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 166k080601-N-0120A-020. Andaman Sea, June 1 2008, an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25 Search and Rescue Detachment, transports a pallet of supplies to USS Essex (LHD 2) while USS Mustin (DDG 89) makes its approach alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-93) to refuel and take on supplies. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma supporting Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 147kSihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia, October 11 2008, Capt. Charles Williams, Deputy Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 15, shakes hands with H.E. Sbong Sarath, Governor of Sihanoukville Municipality onboard USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin and its crew are in Sihanoukville to participate in friendship-building community relations events, engineering, medical and dental projects, and professional exchanges. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Charles Oki.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 127k081014-N-2013O-001. Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia, October 14 2008, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joshua Flamand, center, from San Diego, talks about the equipment used by search and rescue swimmers with sailors from the Royal Cambodian navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Cambodian sailors visited Mustin as a part of a subject matter expert exchange to learn techniques in visit, board, search and seizure, damage control, and search and rescue. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 170k081014-N-2013O-002. Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia, October 14 2008, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joshua Flamand, from San Diego, talks about the equipment used by search and rescue swimmers with sailors from the Royal Cambodian Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Cambodian sailors visited Mustin as a part of a subject matter expert exchange to learn techniques in visit, board, search and seizure, damage control, and search and rescue. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 192k081014-N-2013O-005. Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia, October 14 2008, sailors demonstrate proper hose handling technique to sailors from the Royal Cambodian Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Cambodian sailors visited Mustin as a part of a subject matter expert exchange to learn techniques in visit, board, search and seizure, damage control, and search and rescue. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 235k081018-N-3483C-002. DaNang, Vietnam, October 18 2008, Cmdr. James Jones, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), accepts flowers during a pier side welcoming ceremony. Mustin, with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, is in Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert S. Cole.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 195kDa Nang, Vietnam, October21 2008, Ensign Patrick Keller, of Gainesville, Fla., talks with members of the Vietnam Peoples Navy during a ship tour aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin, with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, is in Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Robert S. Cole.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 99k081026-N-2013O-005. Pacific Ocean, October 26 2008, Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Angela Muratalla, of Tallahassee, Fla., fires the M9 9mm pistol downrange during small arms qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 142kCoral Sea, July 20 2009, an SH-3 Sea King helicopter from Squadron 817 of the Royal Australian Navy prepares to land on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin's (DDG 89) flight deck for a refueling while Sailors wait to chock and chain the aircraft. Mustin is participating in Talisman Saber 2009, a joint exercise between the U.S. and Australian military forces that includes participation from more than 16, 000 U.S. and 8,000 Australian personnel. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 115k090806-N-2638R-003. Honiara, Solomon Islands, August 6 2009, Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), right, presents a plaque from the ship to Frank Kabui, Governor General of the Solomon Islands, left, during an office call at which Pacific Partnership 2009 leadership met with Kabui to discuss the activities and projects planned for the mission. The U.S. Navy's Pacific Partnership is the dedicated humanitarian and civil assistance mission conducted by, with and through partner nations, non-governmental organizations and other U.S. and international government agencies to execute a variety of humanitarian civic action missions in the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 180kU.S. Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) safely guide an MK-46 recoverable exercise torpedo (REXTORP) to the deck after it was recovered by a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a REXTORP exercise Aug. 28, 2009, in the Pacific Ocean. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard. 090828-N-2638R-003.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 184k091025-N-0173G-319. Pacific Ocean, October 25 2009, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Nights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 flies near the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). HSC-25 is deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Alan B. Shepard (T-AKE 3). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William P. Gatlin.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 143k091111-N-9520G-002. Philippine Sea, November 11 2009, Quartermaster Seaman Samantha Elwell, from Hudson, N.H., calculates the range distance as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for a replenishment at sea (RAS). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 156k091111-N-9520G-060. Philippine Sea, November 11 2009, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) man the phone and distance line during a replenishment at sea (RAS), with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 108kSouth China Sea, December 9 2009, sailors assigned to flight quarters aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducts a simulated Helo In-flight Refueling (HIFR) with a SH-60F Seahawk. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 154k091211-N-9520G-035. South China Sea, December 11 2009, Chief Logistics Specialist Clyde Maarat, a damage control training team member, shows Seaman Adam Komperda a chemical, biological and radiological drill radiation test kit during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 109k091212-N-9520G-066. Sasebo, Japan, December 12 2009, a crewmember's son looks on as Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) gets underway for a Tiger Cruise. Tiger Cruises provide the opportunity for the family and friends of Sailors to share the experience of being underway on a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 155k091228-N-2013O-040. Yokosuka, Japan, December 28 2009, Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Alejndra Murillo, from Las Vegas, paints an air conditioning unit while conducting ship preservation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15, and is permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 132kPacific Ocean, June 9 2010, Ens. Samuel Kim explains the duties of conning officer to Japan Maritime Self Defense Midshipman Shotaro Ihara aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Forty midshipmen, 20 from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and 20 from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Academy, are taking part in the Foreign Exchange and Training of Midshipmen (FOREXTRAMID) program aboard Mustin. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brock A. Taylor.Bill Gonyo
Mustin 98kMarch 19 2011, yet as the blizzard continued outside, the crew of MUSTIN gathered in the galley to have a sandwich making party for yesterday’s deliveries. We made ham, turkey, and cheese sandwiches working in teams of three or four, all ranks, someone slicing bread, others stuffing them, and finally those wrapping them. When we ran out of meat, we switched to peanut butter and jelly. For me, it was overwhelming to think how a PB&J sandwich that I take for granted so often was going to get someone through another day. The following day, we catered more towards the Japanese palate by making little balls of rice. The number of sandwiches totaled over 400 and the rice balls over 300. In talking to the pilots who delivered the food, when they arrived at the landing zone, the people came right up to the helicopter through 2-3 feet of snow. Yet, they maintained all the Japanese formalities, bowing until the moment the helo left the ground. One pilot told me he had emptied the vending machines to give candy to the children at one of the schools where they landed. Today the ships out here together delivered 30 tons of supplies ashore. We are continuing to give what we can, with the knowledge that more supplies is on the way.Raya Koren
Mustin 132k120206-N-TX232-506. Ishikari, Japan, February 6 2012, Cmdr. Scott A. Tait, the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), answers questions from the Japanese media aboard ship. While in port, Sailors assigned to the ship will have the opportunity to participate in festivities of the renowned Snow Festival in Sapporo. U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 2nd Class Chin Ng, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 253kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89), left, conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199). Mustin is currently on patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. US Navy photo # 121019-N-ZZ999-012 EAST CHINA SEA (Oct. 18, 2012) by AWR3 Daniel Rodriguez.Lee Wahler
Mustin 190k131116-N-CG241-637. Ormoc City, Philippines, November 16 2013, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Leia Dibiasie, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), treats a Philippine man with supplies provided by international organizations in support of Operation Damayan. Mustin is with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade which is assisting the Philippine government's ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams.Ron Reeves
Mustin 123k131204-N-ZZ786-049. Yokosuka, Japan, December 4 2013, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after supporting Operation Damayan. Mustin supported relief efforts and peacekeeping operations with the Philippine government and the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 175k140117-N-TU910-243. Yokosuka, Japan, January 17 2014, Lt. j.g. Nina Johnson, drill locker officer, communicates with scene leaders and the central control station during a major conflagration drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is a part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of regional security and stability of the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Abby Rader.Robert M. Cieri
Mustin 180k140918-N-TG831-013. Pacific Ocean, September 18 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires a torpedo at a simulated target during Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S.-only exercise integrates an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Crops personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships with real-world joint operational experience. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Mustin 222k141006-N-TG831-038. Philippine Sea, October 6 2014, Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Kimberly Lance, from Plano, Texas, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), stands watch in the ship's sonar control center. Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Mustin 208k141012-N-TG831-059. Celebes Sea, October 12 2014, the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AKE 194), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Mustin 138k141020-N-TG831-105. South China Sea, October 20 2014, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 delivers supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) to the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a replenishment-at-sea. Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.Ron Reeves
Mustin 55kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS MUSTIN DDG-89 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 Ann Claire Phillips    Jul 26 2003 - Oct 8 2004
CDR Michael Joseph Ford    Oct 8 2004 - May 26 2006
CDR Edward Brian Cashman    May 26 2006 - Nov 20 2007
CDR James Thomas Jones    Nov 20 2007 - Jun 9 2009
CDR Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz    Jun 9 2009 - Jan 28 2011
CDR Scott A. Tait    Jan 28 2011 - Jun 12 2012
CDR Joseph J. Ring    Jun 12 2012 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Mustin DDG-89 Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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