from the keel up for survivability. It incorporates
many damage control features resulting form
lessons learned during the Falkland Islands
conflict and from the accidental attack on USS
Stark. These destroyers also employ the Aegis
weapons system and the vertical launch system
Destroyers of the Spruance class (fig 19-5)
displace 7,800 tons fully loaded. Each of these
ships has to 5/54-caliber guns, one missile
Figure 19-4.-Newly commissioned guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51).
Figure 19-5.-USS Spruance (DD-963).