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USS CHAFEE (DDG-90)


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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 Apr 12 2001.
Christened Nov 11 2002 at Bath, ME.
Commissioned Oct 18 2003, at Newport, RI
Active unit of the U.S. Navy.
Homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI.

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Chafee 30kSenator John Hubbard Chafee (1922-1999).Steven A. Cardali
Chafee 49kArtist's conception of the Chafee 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
Chafee 151kDDG 90's Engine Room Module. A look at the extensive pre-outfitting and modular construction design being used.USN
Chafee 82kSections of the bow are staged and ready to be lifted.USN
Chafee 100kA view inside the forward module. Some of the pre-outfitting is evident inside the modules already put in place.USN
Chafee 75kDDG 90 Gets her bow! The bow sections were put in place on 18 October, 2001.USN
Chafee 62kThe Christening ceremony phamphlet.Chester O. Morris
Chafee 73kDDG 90 continues to take shape (20 December, 2001). Chafee with her mast and stern in place.USN
Chafee 79kDDG 90's new look for 2002. Looking more and more like an Arleigh Burke Class destroyer!USN
Chafee 72kChafee is the fortieth destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class and the twenty-second to be built by Bath Iron Works. She is named after Senator John Hubbard Chafee, R.I., (1922-1999), who distinguished himself as a U.S. senator, Secretary of the Navy, Rhode Island governor, and war hero -- a Marine veteran of Guadalcanal with service as both an enlisted man and commissioned officer. Photo and information is from the U.S. Government World Wide Web site for official information about PCU CHAFEE.USN
Chafee 59kThe Chafee (DDG-90) and Momsen (DDG-92) as construction continues at Bath Iron Works on June 6, 2002.USN
Chafee 63kUSS Chaffee (DDG-90) (foreground) and USS Momsen (DDG-92) under construction at Bath Iron Works.Robert Hurst
Chafee 103kUndated, location unknown. The guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90) fires a five-inch round from a Mk-45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. U.S. Navy Photograph by IS1 Joshua Busey.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 89kJune 16 2003, CHAFEE exiting the Kennebec River as she heads out to sea for combined A/B (Builders) Sea Trials. The picture was taken from Fort Popham. Note the orange containers on the aft VLS deck, they held life vests for the 400(!) folks that rode her for sea trials.Bill Gonyo/CDR Armando Ramirez, USN
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Chafee 59kChafee enters Pearl Harbor after commissioning on December 19 2003.Steven A. Cardali
Chafee 48kChafee enters Pearl Harbor with Diamond Head in the background December 19 2003.Steven A. Cardali
Chafee 68kDecember 19 2003, sailors aboard USS Chafee (DDG 90) "man the rails" as they pull into their new homeport, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Steven A. Cardali
Chafee 139k031219-N-3228G-007. Pearl Harbor, HI, December 19 2003, sailors eagerly go ashore aboard the newly-commissioned guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) shortly after she arrived in her new homeport. USS Chafee is the 40th Arleigh Burke class destroyer and was commissioned Oct. 18, 2003, in Newport, Rhode Island. Commanded by Cmdr. John Ailes, Chafee was named after Senator John Chafee, who served in the Marine Corps during World War II and as the Secretary of the Navy from 1969-1972. U. S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 180k041028-N-3019M-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 28 2004, Gas Turbine System Mechanical 2nd Class Mario Ramirez, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), watch a group of simulated demonstrators during a civil disturbance scenario. The exercises are part of an ongoing qualification process to prepare Pearl Harbor-based ships for deployment. Ships must qualify every 24 months in a variety of anti-terrorism/force protection exercises, including small boat, wave runner and swimmer attacks. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 134k050314-N-0413R-003, Pacific Ocean March 14 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90) underway off the coast of southern California. Chafee is currently conducting a Joint Task Force Training Exercise (JTFEX) with Carrier Strike Group Eleven (CSG-11). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Shannon E. Renfroe.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 119k050520-N-3207B-004. Pearl Harbor, HI, May 20 2005, sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) man the rails as she departs on a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. Chafee is deploying as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jennifer L. Bailey.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 109kU.S. Navy Sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) as she returns to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from a six-month deployment as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in support of the war on terror November 9 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Ryan C. McGinley, 051109-N-3019M-006.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 83kA series of ten photos of the Chafee alongside the USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during an underway replenishment April 18 2006.Shawn Ward
Chafee 81kAs above.Shawn Ward
Chafee 64kAs above.Shawn Ward
Chafee 74kAs above.Shawn Ward
Chafee 88kAs above.Shawn Ward
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Chafee 146k061210-N-8158F-042. Pacific Ocean December 10 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) leads the USS Chaffee (DDG 90), while participating in strike group exercises with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland Franklin.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 135k070409-N-9698C-036. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 9 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chaffee (DDG 90) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment. Chaffee is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike group that will support operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John W Ciccarelli Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 168k070412-N-5806R-098. Pacific Ocean, April 12 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) is underway in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 208k070412-N-5484G-477. Pacific Ocean, April 12 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP), with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Chafee is part of The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group deployed in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 108k070419-N-6326B-074. Pacific Ocean, April 19 2007, guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), transits alongside nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a routine replenishment at sea (RAS). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jake Berenguer.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 147k070421-N-9167V-154. Santa Rita, Guam, April 21 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), assisted by tugs from Commander Naval Base Marianas Port Operations department, enters inner Apra Harbor for a routine port call at U.S Naval Base Guam. The guided missile destroyer, assigned to Commander Carrier Strike Group 11 (CCSG 11), is deployed to conduct routine training operations in the Pacific theater. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edward N. Vasquez.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 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
Chafee 84k070922-N-0879R-006. Pearl Harbor, HI, September 22 2007, guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) pulls into port after a deployment with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. Chafee departed on April 9 and joined the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to conduct operations in support of the global war on terrorism.U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 138k070922-N-6674H-009. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 22 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, following a six-month deployment as a part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul D. Honnick.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 115k070922-N-0879R-008. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 22 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to port after a scheduled deployment. Chafee departed on April 9 and joined the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to conduct operations in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 111k070922-N-6674H-018. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 22 2007, sailors man the rails near the 5-inch MK 45, 54-caliber lightweight gun aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul D. Honnick.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 131k070922-N-XP363-012. Pearl Harbor, HI, September 22 2007, Cmdr. Robert P. Tortora, commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), speaks with local media following the ship's return from a deployment to the Western Pacific and Central Command. Chafee joined the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group to support Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, and conduct maritime security operations. US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 202k071220-N-1008D-020. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 20 2007, the barge belonging to Naval Station Pearl Harbor's commanding officer passes guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). The barge is en route to pick up judges for the Pearl Harbor Naval Base annual holiday light-decorating contest. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Theresa Donnelly.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 104kPearl Harbor, HI, January 30 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor to join the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group for operations in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron, ID# 080130-N-9758L-225.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 172k080222-N-4420S-590. Pacific Ocean, February 22 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) during exercises with several Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Scorza.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 176kEast China Sea, March 16 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) steams into position during an Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) exercise. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently participated in an ESF with the Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group. The ESF exercise was designed to test the ability of the Strike Groups to plan and conduct multi-task force operations across a broad spectrum of naval disciplines and to refresh skills in completing complex missions that require capabilities that are broader in scope than the individual Strike Groups can provide alone. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong, ID# 080316-N-5484G-060.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 131kAt sea, March 16 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) steams alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN68) during an Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) exercise with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ESF exercise is designed to test the ability of the Strike Groups to plan and conduct multi-task force operations across a broad spectrum of naval disciplines and to refresh skills in completing complex missions that require capabilities that are broader in scope than the individual Strike Groups can provide alone. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner. Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet photo 080316-N-3038W-321-h.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 169k080607-N-4965F-234. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 7 2008, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) perform line handlers for the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) as she moors pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a four-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 107k080607-N-4965F-176. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 7 2008, sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) as she makes her way pier side to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a four-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 132k080607-N-4965F-164. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 7 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a four-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Chafee 100k080718-N-0879R-006. Pearl Harbor, July 18 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) render honors as the ship performs a pass-in-review during the opening ceremony for the Navy Great White Fleet Centennial aboard the battleship Missouri Memorial at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 135k080718-N-5476H-092. Pearl Harbor, July 18 2008, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter and Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, render honors as the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) pass in review during the Navy's Great White Fleet Gala at the Battleship Missouri Memorial. This marks the 100th anniversary of the Great White Fleet's arrival to Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 166k080818-N-8273J-331. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, August 18 2008, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is piped ashore after visiting with Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). Roughead and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. are completing a 10-day, around-the-world trip to visit Sailors, thank them for their contributions and hear their thoughts firsthand. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 247k080818-N-8273J-310. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, August 18 2008, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks with Sailors while visiting the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). Roughead and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. are completing a 10-day, around-the-world trip to visit Sailors, thank them for their contributions and hear their thoughts firsthand. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 157k080818-N-0995C-059. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, August 18 2008, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead answers questions from Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric J. Cutright.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 152k090109-N-5476H-103. Pearl Harbor, January 9 2009, Republic of Korea Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-Keun, right, discusses various tactical scenarios and operations with Cmdr. Heedong Choi, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). Jung visited various military installations throughout Hawaii to enhance mutual interest in maritime security and stability and build upon mutual trust and understanding. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.Bill Gonyo
Chafee 171k090109-N-5476H-096. Pearl Harbor, HI, January 9 2009, Cmdr. Heedong Choi, the Commanding Officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), explains operations to South Korean Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-Keun during Ok-Keun's visit to the ship. Ok-Keun is visiting various military installations throughout Hawaii to enhance mutual interest in maritime security and stability and build upon mutual trust and understanding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight. Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 199k090109-N-5476H-089. Pearl Harbor, January 9 2009, Republic of Korea Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-Keun salutes as he is piped aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). Jung visited various military installations throughout Hawaii to enhance mutual interest in maritime security and stability and build upon mutual trust and understanding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 133k090112-N-0879R-002. Pearl Harbor, January 12 2009, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Cassandra Roper stands starboard bridge watch aboard the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) as the ship heads to sea to conduct pre-deployment exercises in the Hawaiian operating area. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 145k090112-N-0879R-004. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 12 2009, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Cassandra Roper stands starboard bridge watch aboard the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) as the ship leaves for pre-deployment exercises in the Hawaiian operating area. The USS Missouri Memorial is in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 109k090112-N-0879R-003. Pearl Harbor, January 12 2009, sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) stow a mooring line as the ship heads to sea to conduct pre-deployment exercises in the Hawaiian operating area. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 145k100502-N-2013O-003. Indian Ocean, May 2 2010, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82) and USS Chafee (DDG 90), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) sail in formation with ships from the Indian navy after completing exercise Malabar 2010 in the Indian Ocean. Exercise Malabar is an annual bilateral exercise in which the U.S. and Indian navies participate. U. S. Navy photo by MC3 Charles Oki.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 133kUSS Chafee (DDG-90), April 5-6 2011 at Pearl Harbor, HI.Michael Goughan
Chafee 165kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90) is underway in the Pacific Ocean, on 20 July 2010 during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton. Navy News Service Image # 100721-N-8539M-924.Robert Hurst
Chafee 169k110405-N-WP746-085. Pearl Harbor, HI, April 5 2011, the guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90), foreground, and USS Russell (DDG 59) steam in formation in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Hawaii-based surface ships and other combatant units were participating in Koa Kai 11-2, an integrated training event with the goal of attaining deployment certification and training. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 117kAn MH-60S Knight Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 passes the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90) while delivering supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during a vertical replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) in the Pacific Ocean, on 2 January 2012. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans. US Navy News Service ID: # 120102-N-DR144-050.Robert Hurst
Chafee 138kChafee inbound to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on August 9 2012.Captain Wade Armstrong, Pearl Harbor Pilot
Chafee 196k140330-N-WF272-160. Pacific Ocean, March 30 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) flies the U.S. Navy battle ensign while performing maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 207k140330-N-WF272-128. Pacific Ocean, March 30 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) flies the U.S. Navy battle ensign while performing maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii. The ship was named for the late Senator John H. Chafee, former Secretary of the Navy and decorated veteran of the Marine Corp. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 261k140330-N-RI884-141. Pacific Ocean, March 30 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) performs maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker.Robert M. Cieri
Chafee 36kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Chafee 69kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS CHAFEE DDG-90 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 John Williams Ailes V    Oct 18 2003 - Feb 4 2005
CDR John Maxwell Clausen    Feb 4 2005 - Oct 19 2006
CDR Robert Parris Tortora    Oct 19 2006 - Apr 13 2008
CDR Heedong Choi    Apr 13 2008 - Apr 24 2010
CDR Chase D. Patrick    Apr 24 2010 - Oct 5 2011
CDR Justin A. Kubu    Oct 5 2011 - Apr 9 2013
CDR Anthony C. Littmann    Apr 9 2013 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Chafee DDG-90 Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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