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USS Shoup (DDG-86)
USS Shoup underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
Career (US)
Name: USS Shoup
Namesake: General David M. Shoup
Awarded: 13 December 1996
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 13 December 1999
Launched: 22 November 2000
Commissioned: 22 June 2002
Homeport: Everett, WA
Motto: Victoria Per Perserverantiam Venit ("Through Perseverance Comes Victory")
Status: in active service, as of 2022
Badge: USS Shoup DDG-86 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (55+ km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 x 32 cell, 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 x RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 x 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 x 25 mm, 4 x 12.7 mm guns
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Shoup (DDG-86) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named for General David M. Shoup (1904–1983), the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Construction on the ship began at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls Operations on 10 November 1998. Her keel was laid on 13 December 1999 and she was launched on 22 November 2000. Shoup sailed into the Gulf of Mexico for the first of her sea trials on 11 December 2001. The vessel was delivered to the Navy by Northrop Grumman on 18 February 2002 and departed Pascagoula on 22 April 2002. Shoup was commissioned on 22 June 2002 at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle, Washington. Her present homeport is Everett WA.

In July 2002, she successfully conducted the US Navy's operational evaluation of the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile with two test firings.[1]

In January 2005, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance. She was used as a filming location for the 2007 film, Transformers.

On 9 May 2008, while operating with Combined Task Force 150, the Shoup assisted a disabled dhow named the Dunia by towing the vessel from the Gulf of Aden to Al-Mukalla, Yemen.[2]

On 1 August 2010 the ship collided with a civilian vessel off Oceanside, California. The hull of the 21-foot civilian boat was cracked, but no injuries were reported. Shoup was not damaged.[3]

Shoup provided assistance to Korean naval forces after their recapture of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry on 21 January 2011 in the Arabian Sea. The tanker's captain had been shot by pirates holding the vessel and a helicopter from Shoup was used to evacuate him in order for him to receive medical treatment for his injuries.

During its 2013 deployment, Shoup participated with such Exercise Spartan Kopis. On 4 February 2013, following off-loading of its munitions, the Shoup underwent emergency repairs at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Following repairs, Shoup got underway on 27 February 2013. Subsequently, starting 22 March 2013, Shoup underwent an extended in-port maintenance period at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain.[4]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

  1. "ESSM completes OPEVAL with 'flying colors'", Seapower, May 2003.
  2. Lt. (j.g.) Elisabeth Erickson and Lt. (j.g.) Chris Gutierrez (8 May 2008). "USS Shoup Tows Disabled Dhow to Safety". NNS080508-10. USS Shoup Public Affairs. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. Perry, Tony, "Navy Ship And Boat Collide", Los Angeles Times, 3 August 2010, p. AA5.
  4. "2013 History". USS Shoup DDG 86. February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 

External links

Shoup in the South China Sea, April 2006

Shoup in Portland, Oregon for the Rose Festival Fleet Week, June 2009

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