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USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NGPC

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 on Jan. 14, 2002.
Christened Jan. 11, 2003 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss.
Commissioned September 18 2004 at Pearl Harbor, HI.
Active unit of the U.S. Navy.
Homeported at San Diego, CA.

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Chung-Hoon 121kRADM Gordon P. Chung-Hoon, USN (1910-1979). A 1934 graduate of the US Naval Academy, was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary heroism as commanding officer of the USS SIGSBEE DD-502 from May 1944 to October 1945. In the spring of 1945, SIGSBEE assisted in the destruction of 20 enemy planes while screening a carrier strike force off the Japanese Island of Kyushu. On 14 April 1945, while on radar picket station off Okinawa, a kamikaze crashed the SIGSBEE, reducing her starboard engine to five knots and knocking out the ship's port engine and steering control. Despite the damage, Commander Chung-Hoon valiantly kept his antiaircraft batteries delivering "prolonged and effective fire" against the continuing enemy air attack while simultaneously directing the damage control efforts that allowed SIGSBEE to make port under her own power. RADM Chung-Hoon, USN retired from the US Navy in October 1959. He died in July 1979.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 49kArtist's conception of the Chung-Hoon 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
Chung-Hoon 53kJanuary 11, 2003, the Aegis guided missile destroyer, DDG 93, is launched from the floating drydock at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss.Fred Weiss
Chung-Hoon 49kCover of the Christening program, January 11 2003.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 92kChristening coin, January 11 2003.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 112kChristening Ceremony on January 11, 2003 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Photo by Jeff HockBill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 73kGulf Of Mexico, January 26 2004, a view of the Starboard bow of the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) underway during her builder's sea trials. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Chung-Hoon 157kUSS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) underway during builder's sea trials on 26 January 2004. Photograph by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106860-KN.Robert Hurst
Chung-Hoon 98kUSS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) and USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) on super trials prior to commissioning.Ed Izzi
Chung-Hoon 126kUSS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) and USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) on super trials prior to commissioning.Ed Izzi
Chung-Hoon 106kChung-Hoon (DDG 93) at sea during Sea Trials, May 27 2004. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman Corporation. Copyright © 2007 Northrop Grumman CorporationBill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 167kChung-Hoon (DDG 93) Delivered, May 27 2004, (l-r) Robert Dumont, executive director, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair - Gulf Coast, and Bob Merchent, vice president, DDG 51 Program for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, watch as Cdr. Kenneth L. Williams, USN, prospective commanding officer, Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), finalizes the transfer of the ship into Navy custody. Photo by Steve Blount.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 119k040715-N-5862D-244. Pascagoula, Miss., July 15 2004, Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ben Gonzales from Salt Lake City, Utah, secures the pilots ladder on the port side of the ship while in port at Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss. Gonzales is assigned to the deck department aboard the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Chung-Hoon is making preparations to depart the Pascagoula shipyard and steam towards her new homeport in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where she will be officially commissioned later this year. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Chris Desmond.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 177k040910-N-3019M-009. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10 2004, sailors aboard the Navy’s newest and most advanced Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), take up slack on a mooring line, as the ship arrives in her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the arrival, the ship’s crew will prepare for their commissioning ceremony on Sept. 18. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was born and raised in Hawaii and awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as Commanding Officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon was also assigned to USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 108kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004, sailors man the rails aboard the Navy’s newest and most advanced Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), while passing the battleship USS Missouri in her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the arrival, the ship’s crew will prepare for their commissioning ceremony on Sept. 18. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was born and raised in Hawaii and awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as Commanding Officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon was also assigned to USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Robert C. Foster Jr. Photo 040910-N-8157F-063.Steven A. Cardali
Chung-Hoon 50kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004. Photo 040910-N-3019M-017.Steven A. Cardali
Chung-Hoon 49kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004. Photo 040910-N-6507M-013.Steven A. Cardali
Chung-Hoon 34kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004. Photo 040910-N-3228G-001.Steven A. Cardali
Chung-Hoon 111kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004. Photo 040910-N-9076B-064-064. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Don Bray.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 66kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10, 2004.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 98kU.S. Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) as it passes the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on September 10 2004. The crew will prepare for the ship's commissioning ceremony on Sept. 18th. The destroyer is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon who was born and raised in Hawaii and previously served on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Chung-Hoon was also awarded the Navy Cross and the Silver Star for gallantry as commanding officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st class Robert C. Foster Jr., U.S. Navy, ID# 040910-N-8157F-079.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 113k040910-N-3019M-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10 2004, sailors man the rails aboard the Navy’s newest and most advanced Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), while transiting the channel into her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the arrival, the ship’s crew will prepare for their commissioning ceremony on Sept. 18. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 84k040910-N-3019M-017. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 10 2004, the Navy’s newest and most advanced Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), sits moored at Ford Island after arriving at her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the arrival, the ship’s crew will prepare for their commissioning ceremony on Sept. 18. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was born and raised in Hawaii and awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as Commanding Officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon was also assigned to USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 205k040915-N-3228G-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 15 2004, World War II veterans assigned to USS Sigsbee (DD 502) arrive at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) to have lunch with the crew and take a tour of the ship. Chung-Hoon’s namesake Rear Adm. Gordon Paieía Chung-Hoon, served as the WWII veteran’s commanding officer aboard the Sigsbee, and was awarded a Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon will be commissioned Sept. 18 in Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 78k040918-N-3228G-035. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 18 2004, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) shortly before the ship's commissioning ceremony held in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This is a digital composite of four images to produce a panoramic view of Chung-Hoon. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 115k040918-N-3228G-021. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 18 2004, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle addresses crew members and guests of the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during its commissioning ceremony in Pearl Harbor. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was born and raised in Hawaii and awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as Commanding Officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon was also Pearl Harbor survivor, assigned to USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 177k040918-N-3019M-004. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 18 2004, sailors sprint aboard the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during her commissioning ceremony, to "bring the ship to life." U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 163k040918-N-3019M-002 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 18 2004, sailors man the rails aboard the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during her commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 169k040918-N-3228G-019. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 19 2004, a color guard assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), parade the colors at their ship’s commissioning ceremony in Pearl Harbor. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Paie'a Chung-Hoon, who was born and raised in Hawaii and awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star for gallantry as Commanding Officer of USS Sigsbee during the Battle of Okinawa. Chung-Hoon was also assigned to USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 91k060105-N-9643K-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 5 2006, the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) departs Pearl Harbor on its maiden deployment. Chung-Hoon will be conducting Expanded Maritime Interception Operations (EMIO) in South Asia deterring, delaying and disrupting the movement of terrorists and terrorist-related materials at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joe Kane.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 161k060105-N-3019M-006. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 5 2006, sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), as she departs Pearl Harbor for a maiden five-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Ryan C. McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 187k060105-N-3019M-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 5 2006, local media interview USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Commanding Officer, Cmdr. David A. Welch, on the pier before departing aboard the guided missile destroyer for a maiden five-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. Chung-Hoon will be conducting Expanded Maritime Interception Operations (EMIO) in South Asia deterring, delaying and disrupting the movement of terrorists and terrorist-related materials at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Ryan C. McGinley.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 165k060525-N-9643K-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 25 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returns to Pearl Harbor after a four-month maiden deployment. Commanded by Cmdr. David Welch, Chung-Hoon departed for the Western Pacific in January as part of U.S. Pacific Command Joint Task Force. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joe Kane.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 95k060525-N-9643K-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 25 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returns to Pearl Harbor after a four-month maiden deployment. Commanded by Cmdr. David Welch, Chung-Hoon departed for the Western Pacific in January as part of U.S. Pacific Command Joint Task Force. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joe Kane.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 160kDN-SD-07-12925, 060910-N-4856G-095. U.S. Navy Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Justin Bevitt navigates the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) during aa Communications and Passing Exercise with Chinese Navy ships in the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 10, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ben A. Gonzales.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 150k080327-N-9818V-349. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 27 2008, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). The commanding officer of the ship, CDR David Welch sees him off. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 113k070416-N-6674H-027. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 16 2007, sailors aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship departs Pearl Harbor for deployment. The ship deployed with Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group to conduct operations in the Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Paul D. Honnick.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 146k070928-N-9698C-023. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 28 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returns to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after completing a deployment to the Western Pacific. Chung-Hoon and Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) deployed April 16 as part of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and conducted maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John W. Ciccarelli Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 101k070928-N-9698C-040. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 28 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returns to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after completing a deployment to the Western Pacific. Chung-Hoon and Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) deployed April 16 as part of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and conducted maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John W. Ciccarelli Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 221k080729-N-7883G-085. Pacific Ocean, July 29 2008, Navy ships from the United States, Canada and Japan steam in formation during a Rim-of-the-Pacific 2008 group exercise off the coast of Oahu. Ships pictured from front to back: USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Lake Erie (CG 70), JDS Setogiri (DD 156), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), HMCS Regina (FFG 334) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 176k081015-N-9150R-038. Pacific Ocean, October 15 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steams alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a replenishment at sea (RAS). The Boxer crew is on a training deployment in the Pacific Ocean preparing for a deployment scheduled for early next year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 126k081207-N-0535P-088. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2008, sailors man the rail as the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) performs a pass in review during a joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The prayer ceremony followed a joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The theme of this year's historic commemoration, "Pacific War Memories: The Heroic Response to Pearl Harbor," emphasizes the brave efforts of those who fought at sea, on land, and in the air, to turn the tide in the Pacific. More than 2,000 distinguished guests and the general public joined service members, Pearl Harbor survivors and their families and friends for the annual observance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 123k081207-N-0879R-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2008, sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) render honors as the ship performs a pass in review during a joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The theme of this year's historic commemoration, "Pacific War Memories: The Heroic Response to Pearl Harbor," emphasized the brave efforts of those who fought at sea, on land, and in the air, to turn the tide in the Pacific. More than 2,000 distinguished guests and the general public joined service members, Pearl Harbor survivors and their families and friends for the annual observance. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 100k081207-N-4512B-014. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2008, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship readies for a pass in review during the joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist Jeremy S. Brandt.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 106k090114-N-9698C-132. Pacific Ocean, January 14 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) heads into the sunrise to participate in the MIDPAC Surface Combatant Group sail. The group sail supports the Pacific Fleet MIDPAC Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, which calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Wallace Ciccarelli Jr.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 118k090120-N-3666S-106. Pearl Harbor, January 20 2009, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert A. Stirrup.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 86k090120-N-3666S-102. Pearl Harbor, January 20 2009, sailors aboard the guided-destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails, as she departs, for a deployment to the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert A. Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 78k090120-N-9758L-228. Pearl Harbor, January 20 2009, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails, as she departs her homeport for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron. Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 152kU.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, left, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Singapore navy Rear Adm. Ng Chee Peng, fleet commander, right, listen as U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael McCartney, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) explains a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009 Hellfire missile live-fire exercise June 12, 2009, in the South China Sea. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Susan Hammond.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 143k090820-N-5549O-076. Pearl Harbor, August 20 2009, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus greets U.S. Sailors while touring the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). SECNAV Mabus is on a four-day trip to Hawaii to meet with senior military and government leadership, to speak with Sailors and to familiarize himself with Navy assets in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 149k100111-N-7498L-022. Pearl Harbor, January 11 2010, Cmdr. Mike McCartney, the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), gives a tour of the ship's forecastle to Katsuya Okada, Japan Minister for Foreign Affairs. Okada toured Chung-Hoon to meet with Sailors and learn more about the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 87k100227-N-0995C-020. Pearl Harbor, February 27 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) makes its way out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor as the state of Hawaii is expecting a tsunami generated by an earthquake near Chile. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered four ships based at Pearl Harbor to get underway as a precautionary measure. USS O'Kane, USS Crommelin (FFG 37), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) were ordered to get underway to avoid potential damage to ships and piers from anticipated high tidal surges. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Cutright.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 131k100227-N-0995C-047. Pearl Harbor, February 27 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) passes a channel marker as it departs Pearl Harbor. Hawaii is preparing for a tsunami generated by an earthquake near Chile. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific has ordered four ships based at Pearl Harbor to get underway as a precautionary measure. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Cutright.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 106k100601-N-6674H-009. Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 1 2010, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship departs on a western Pacific deployment. Chung-Hoon and its crew of 283 Sailors departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Honnick.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 217k100711-N-0995C-050. South China Sea, July 11 2010, Republic of Singapore navy officers observe Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Proudfoot track contacts during an anti-submarine warfare exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2010. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Cutright.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 171k101117-N-3666S-118. Oahu, HI, November 17 2010, the guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), foreground, and USS Russell (DDG 59), background, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), center, sail in formation, during exercise Koa Kai off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Koa Kai is the primary integrated training event for mid-Pacific surface combatant units and encompasses Hawaii-based surface, submarine and aviation assets and other commands within the region. US Navy photo by MC2 Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 80k110330-N-WP746-137. Pacific Ocean, March 30 2011, Cmdr. Justin Orlick, executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG93), reviews paperwork on the ship's bridge. Hawaii-based Surface Navy andother combatant units are participating in Koa Kai 11-2, an integrated trainingevent with the goal of attaining deployment certificates and training. U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Bill Gonyo
Chung-Hoon 137k110405-WP746-276. Pacific Ocean, April 5 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) transits the Pacific near Oahu, Hawaii. Diamond Head can be seen off to starboard. Chung-Hoon is participating in Koa Kai 11-2 April 5, 2011. Koa Kai 11-2 was 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
Chung-Hoon 116k110601-N-KT462-681. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, June 1 2011, sailors man the rails of the guided missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) as she departs via the Pearl Harbor Channel, for an independent deployment to the western Pacific. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 103k110601-N-KT462-684. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 1 2011, family members wave goodbye to sailors manning the rails of the guided missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) as she departs, for an independent deployment to the western Pacific. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 75kPhilippines Navy corvettes BRP Rizal (PS-74, ex-USS Murrelet) in front of and BRP Pangasinan (PS-31, ex-USS PCE-891) in between the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.Robert Hurst
Howard 109kPhilippines Navy corvettes BRP Rizal (PS-74) and the BRP Pangasinan (PS-31) are underway ahead of the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) in the Sulu Sea, 5 July, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll. Photo ID: # 110705-N-XR557-190.Robert Hurst
Howard 71kCorvette BRP Pangasinan (PS-31, ex-USS PCE-891) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) underway in the Sulu Sea, on 5 July, supporting Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson. Photo ID: # 110705-N-VY256-028.Robert Hurst
Chung-Hoon 188k110822-N-XR557-209. South China Sea, August 22 2011, the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) fires its MK 45 5-inch gun during a surface gunnery exercise in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 123k111207-N-RI884-096. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) passes the USS Arizona Memorial during a U.S. Navy and National Park Service joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. The day after the attack, before a joint session of Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war against Japan and the U.S. officially entered World War II. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 139k111221-N-WP746-007. Pearl Harbor, December 21 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) is decorated with Christmas lights at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. US Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 159k120718-N-RC246-886. Pacific Ocean, July 18 2012, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) underway during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Mayes.Robert M. Cieri
Chung-Hoon 184k130402-N-WF272-146. Pearl Harbor, April 2 2013, family members of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) watch the ship depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The ship and its crew are scheduled to conduct integrated operations in conjunction with allies and partners. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan.Ron Reeves
Chung-Hoon 179kUSS Chung Hoon on August 5 2013 arriving in Sydney.John Mortimer
Chung-Hoon 91kShips patch. Motto in English from the Hawaiian is "Go Forward Sea Warriors."Ed Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Chung-Hoon 25kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Chung-Hoon 75kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS CHUNG-HOON DDG-93 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 Kenneth Lewis Williams Jr.    Sep 18 2004 - Sep 2 2005
CDR David Andrew Welch    Sep 2 2005 - Apr 18 2007
CDR James A. Aiken    Apr 18 2007 - Oct 15 2008
CDR Michael Alan McCartney    Oct 15 2008 - May 6 2010
CDR Stephen Scott Erb    May 6 2010 - Nov 23 2011
CDR Justin Paul Orlich    Nov 23 2011 - Oct 30 2013
CDR Ryan D. Collins    Oct 30 2013 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Chung-Hoon DDG-93 website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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