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USS PINCKNEY (DDG-91)

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 Jul 16 2001.
Christened and Launched June 29, 2002 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, MS
Commissioned May 29 2004 at Port Hueneme, CA.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at San Diego, CA.

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Pinckney 32kNavy Cook First Class William Pinckney (1915-1975) received the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crew member onboard the USS Enterprise (CV 6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz. When an explosion killed four of the six men at his battle station in an ammunition handling room, Pinckney and the other surviving sailor attempted to exit through a hatch to the hangar deck above. When the other man grasped the scorching hatch, he fell back unconscious. Despite the suffocating smoke, flames, and gasoline fumes surrounding him, Pinckney carried the sailor to safety. For his selfless heroism, Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross.Steven A. Cardali
Pinckney 49kArtist's conception of the Pinckney 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
Pinckney 167kUndated, at San Diego Navy Base.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 118kTokushima, the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG-91) is moored to Komatsushima Pier in Tokushima for a scheduled port visit. Pinckney is deployed to the Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet’s area of responsibility as part of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 136kParticipants at the official keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) on 16 July 2001. Left to Right: Mr. Bob Merchant, AEIS Program Manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mr. Jerald Read, Ship Superintendent, Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mr. Mike Ikner, welder, Ingalls Shipyard; Commander Steve Metz, US Navy (USN), Area Commander/Destroyer Project Officer; Mr. Paul Robinson, Vice President Operations Ingalls Shipbuilding; Captain Philip M. Johnson, USN, Senior Vice President, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Sector; Lieutenant Commander Derek Sims, USN, Production Officer, SuShip Pascagoula Code 150P. Ingalls Shipbuilding Photo. ID# DN-SC-02-05483.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 102kPort bow view of the USS Pinckney (DDG 91) during the official float-off from a floating dry dock at the Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, Mississippi on 26 June 2002. Ingalls Shipbuilding Photo. ID# DN-SD-04-09080.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 106kPort side view of the USS Pinckney (DDG 91) being assisted by the commercial tug boat Janet Colle from the dry dock to the fitting out pier at the Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, Mississippi, following the ships official float-off. Ingalls Shipbuilding 26 June 2002. Photo ID# DN-SD-04-09078.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 143kPort bow view of the USS Pinckney (DDG 91) being assisted by a commercial tug boat as it arrives at the fitting out pier at the Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, Mississippi on 26 June 2002. Ingalls Shipbuilding Photo. ID# DN-SD-04-09079.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 86kThe launching ceremony.Paul Yarnall
Pinckney 58kThe Christening.Paul Yarnall
Pinckney 49kCover of the Christening program, June 29 2002.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 96kChristening coin, June 29 2002.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 99kAt Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, MS.Paul Yarnall
Pinckney 100kAt Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, MS.Paul Yarnall
Pinckney 72kDate unknown. The Aegis guided missile destroyer Pinckney (DDG 91) rests on the floating drydock at the Pascagoula, Miss., facility of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector. Pinckney is the 19th Aegis destroyer built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.Fred Weiss
Pinckney 76kCoronado, California, May 5 2004, the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer PCU Pinckney (DDG 91) sailed past downtown San Diego for the first time on the way to its homeport Naval Base San Diego. Pinckney’s commissioning ceremony will be held May 29, 2004 at Port Hueneme, Calif., when it will officially become a United States Ship (USS).Fred Weiss
Pinckney 97kThe Naval Air Station Point Mugu Saluting Battery renders a 19-gun honor salute to kick off ceremonies surrounding the commissioning of USS Pinckney, Saturday, May 29, at Naval Base Ventura County. More than 5,000 guests attended the event honoring the 19th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. USS Pinckney is only the 10th U.S. Navy ship named to honor an African-American service member. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman CorporationBill Gonyo
Pinckney 169kA series of 32 images from the Commissioning ceremony of the Pinckney on May 29 2004.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 156kAs above, the Saluting Battery.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 163kAs above, bow view.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 199kAs above, the Crew mustering.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 197kAs above, the Zodiac.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 212kAs above, the Crew assembled.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 120kAs above, the radar and mast.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 161kAs above, DesRon 1.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 121kAs above, the Torpedo Tubes.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 109kAs above, the Signal Bridge and Flag Bag.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 93kAs above, the Commissioning Flag.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 94kAs above, the Captain reads his orders.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 212kAs above, the first Watch is set.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 193kAs above, Mrs. Pinckney orders the ship to life.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 166kAs above, manning the ship.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 226kAs above, the ship is manned.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 138kAs above, a torpedo tube air shot.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 135kAs above, the Snipes are at work!Steve Singlar
Pinckney 222kAs above, the helicopter hangar.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 134kAs above, one of her machine guns.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 189kAs above, the Forecastle.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 116kAs above, the 5" gun mount.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 218kAs above, the Helm.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 241kAs above, the Chaff launchers.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 114kAs above, some of the underway replenishment gear.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 150kAs above, a lifering.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 169kAs above, the Zodiac.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 241kAs above, a machine gun.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 272kAs above, Helo Deck Control Station.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 190kAs above, the refueling station.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 237kAs above, the missile battery.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 175kAs above, the fantail.Steve Singlar
Pinckney 72k040810-N-0000X-001. Pacific Missile Test Center Range August 10 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the Spanish Navy frigate Almirante Juan De Borbon (F 102) sail together during Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trails on the Pacific Missile Test Center Range. Pinckney is the first ship in the Navy named after Navy Cook 3rd Class William Pinckney, recipient of the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz. U.S. Navy Photo by Gregory N. Senff.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 77kAs above.Steven A. Cardali
Pinckney 83kAs above.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 65kAs above.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 72k040810-N-0000X-001. Pacific Missile Test Center Range, August 10 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the Spanish Navy frigate Almirante Juan De Borbon (F 102) sail together during Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trails on the Pacific Missile Test Center Range. Pinckney is the first ship in the Navy named after Navy Cook 3rd Class William Pinckney, recipient of the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz. U.S. Navy Photo.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 139kUSS Pinckney (DDG-91) and the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), November 25 2004 tied up at the Naval Station San Diego, CA.Walter F. Loetell Jr.
Pinckney 76k041220-N-0685S-005. Naval Base San Diego, December 20, 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is decorated for the holiday season while moored at Naval Station San Diego. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jo A. Wilbourn Sims.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 93k050526-N-1577S-110. Pacific Ocean, May 26 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Pinckney is currently conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) off the coast of southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. Sosa Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 69k050629-N-9500T-314. Pacific Ocean, June 29 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), takes on fuel from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T AOE 7), during an underway replenishment off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Scott Taylor.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 102k060130-N-0000X-018, Sydney, Australia, January 30 2006, the guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) transit pass the World Famous Sydney Opera house as it prepares to make a scheduled port visit to Sydney. Pinckney will be participating in the Pacific 2006 International Maritime Exposition at Sydney’s Exhibition Centre. This is a major international event that showcase the latest in maritime and naval technology from throughout the world. Royal Australian Navy photo by Able Seaman Paul Berry-
Pinckney 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
Pinckney 116k060930-N-8273J-071. San Diego, September 30 2006, Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Josh Emery conducts a tour of guided-missile cruiser USS Pinckney (DDG 91) during San Diego’s Fleet Week. The tour allowed guests a chance to see how Sailors work and live while at sea. Fleet Week's mission is to pay tribute and thank local military servicemen and women for "Serving America Twice" in the defense of our nation and as volunteers in improving the quality of our communities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 99k060930-N-8273J-065. San Diego, September 30 2006, Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Josh Emery conducts a tour of guided-missile cruiser USS Pinckney (DDG 91) during San Diego’s Fleet Week. The petty officer is describing the capabilities of the ship's 5" gun-mount. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 102k070702-N-4420S-098. Chennai, India, July 2 2007, residents from India watch as Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) man the rails while entering port. Pinckney is the escort for nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to visit India. Nimitz and Carrier Strike group 11 are currently operating in the Pacific and Indian Oceans as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice John Scorza.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 87k070909-N-4420S-021. Pacific Ocean, August 9 2007, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Marshall Loyson and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Chad Carganilla remove the chalks and chains from an SH-60B Seahawk, assigned to the "Scorpions" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, before taking off from the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91). Pinckney is deployed with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group participating in Valiant Shield 2007. VS07, the largest joint exercise in recent history, includes 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft, and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Marines Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Scorza Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 54k070809-N-4420S-020. Pacific Ocean, August 9, 2007, Storekeeper 1st Class Tobi Giangiulio helps guide in a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter for landing aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91). Pinckney is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet participating in Valiant Shield 2007 (VS07). VS07, the largest joint exercise in recent history, includes 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft, and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Marines Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Scorza.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 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
Pinckney 94k070914-N-1730J-010. Pacific Ocean, September 14 2007, guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conducts an underway replenishment with nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are deployed in the 7th Fleet area of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason A. Johnston.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 135k070927-N-3349L-089. Pacific Ocean, September 27 2007, gGuided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) performs a "crash back" during a sea power demonstration for Sailors and their families aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are returning to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel P. Lapierre.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 151k070927-N-0890S-036. Pacific Ocean, September 27 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) accomplishes a "crash back" as she participates in a sea power demonstration for Sailors and their families aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are returning to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David L. Smart.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 141k070927-N-3349L-076. Pacific Ocean, September 27 2007, the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and guided-missile destroyers USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), and USS Pickney (DDG 91), set up in formation during a sea power demonstration for Sailors and their family members aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are returning to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel P. Lapierre.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 182k080708-N-1722M-095. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 8 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pickney (DDG 91) leaves Pearl Harbor to participate 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 1st Class Michael Moriatis.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 147kUSS Pinckney (DDG-91) moored in San Francisco on October 12, 2008 during Fleet Week 2008.Capt. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)
Pinckney 118kAt Naval Station San Diego, December 2008.BMCS Richard Miller USNR (Ret.)
Pinckney 152k100215-N-8421M-071. South China Sea, February 15 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) operating together. The ships are part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, which is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 137k100215-N-3038W-257. February 15 2010, Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Pinkney (DDG 91) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65), and aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) operate in formation, in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in support of maritime strategy in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 77k100228-N-3283P-033. Tokushima, Japan, February 28 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) approaches Komatsushima Pier in Tokushima for a scheduled port visit. Pinckney is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 126k100228-N-3283P-002. Tokushima, Japan, February 28 2010, a Japanese line handler moors the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) to Komatsushima Port in Tokushima. Pinckney is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 140k100228-N-3283P-078. Tokushima, Japan, February 28 2010, Lt. Jesse Maynor, chief engineer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), explains the ship's capabilities to members of the Japanese media during a tour of the ship. Pinckney is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 118k100228-N-3283P-045. Tokushima, Japan, February 28 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is moored to Komatsushima Pier in Tokushima for a scheduled port visit. Pinckney is conducting operations in the U.S. Seventh Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Bill Gonyo
Pinckney 204k101009-N-1805P-107. Golden Gate, October 9 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) sails under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay. The ship will be located at Pier 35 to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week 2010, which will feature more than 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and is designed to give the military sea services an opportunity to showcase their operational capabilities. US Navy photo by MC1 Jason J. Perry.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 104k101009-N-3570S-046. Golden Gate, October 10 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) sails under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2010. The five-day event highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history with the San Francisco Bay Area. US Navy photo by MC2 Jeremy M. Starr.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 127kOctober 11 2010, the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) at Pier 35 in San Francisco for Fleetweek 2010.Roy Thomas
Pinckney 167k110512-N-JI215-203. Pacific Ocean, May 12 2011, from top, guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) and aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steam alongside each other during a replenishment at sea (RAS). John C. Stennis participated in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of SoCal. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Aguirre.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 156k110512-N-JI215-159. Pacific Ocean, May 12 2011, from the left, the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steam alongside each other during a replenishment at sea (RAS). Stennis was participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of SoCal. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Aguirre.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 156k120222-N-OY799-186 Pacific Ocean, February 22 2012, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) leads the guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Wayne E. Meyers (DDG 108), all part of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, during an air power demonstration. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group was under way in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations while on a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 100kThree views of USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91) standing into San Diego Bay enroute to the Naval Base on an overcast Monday morning, 27 February 2012. PINCKNEY is returning to homeport upon completion of deployment with the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) Strike Group.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Pinckney 110kAs above.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Pinckney 110kAs above.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Pinckney 61kMoored 19 February 2014, in the entrance to Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.Nick Spath III
Pinckney 62kAs above.Nick Spath III
Pinckney 221k140309-N-ZZ999-007. Gulf of Thailand, March 9 2014, a U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Det 2, assigned to the guided-missile Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), lands aboard Pinckney during a crew swap before returning on task in the search and rescue for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370. The flight had 227 passengers from 14 nations, mainly China, and 12 crew members. According to the Malaysia Airlines website, three Americans, including one infant, were also aboard. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris D. Boardman.Robert M. Cieri
Pinckney 167k140708-N-ZZ999-006. Waters near Guam, July 8 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships conduct tactical maneuvers during GUAMEX 2014 in waters near Guam. Pinckney and the JMSDF ships Kongo (DDG 173), Murasame (DD 101), Ikazuchi (DD 107), Akebono (DD 108), Ariake (DD 109), Akizuki (DD 115) and Shimakaze (DDG 172) are participating part in GUAMEX 2014, an operation aimed at enhancing the interoperability of the U.S. Navy and JMSDF and strengthening personnel ties between the respective forces. U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Collection 3rd Class Raul Sanchez.Ron Reeves
Pinckney 26kShip's patch.Paul Yarnall
Pinckney 76kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS PINCKNEY DDG-91 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 Robert Murray Byron    May 29 2004 - Jun 17 2004
CDR James Joseph Malloy    Jun 17 2004 - Apr 8 2006
CDR John Christoph (Chris) Peterschmidt    Apr 8 2006 - Nov 9 2007
CDR Daniel M. Brintzinghoffer    Nov 9 2007 - May 22 2009
CDR Errin P. Armstrong    May 22 2009 - Oct 16 2010
CDR Matthew McGonigle    Oct 16 2010 - Apr 14 2012
CDR Benjamin R. Nicholson    Apr 14 2012 - Sep 6 2013
CDR Frank Edward Okata    Sep 6 2013 - 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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