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USS Arkansas (CGN-41) (formerly DLGN-41)

USS Arkansas was the last ship of four VIRGINIA class nuclear powered guided missile cruisers ordered by the United States Navy.
[Status: Disposed of by Recycling ]
Class: CGN 38 - Virginia Class Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear

 Delivery Date: 09/29/1980 
Award Date: 01/31/1975  Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal): 19.2 years 
Keel Date: 01/17/1977  Commission Date: 10/18/1980 
Launch Date: 10/21/1978  Decommission Date: 07/07/1998 
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal) 21.1 years  Years from Commission to Decommission: 17.7 
 Stricken Date: 07/07/1998

Awarded: January 31, 1975 
Keel laid: January 17, 1977 
Launched: October 21, 1978 
Commissioned: October 18, 1980 
Decommissioned: July 7, 1998 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va. 
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors 
Propellers: two 
Length: 585 feet (178 meters) 
Beam: 63 feet (19.2 meters) 
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 11,300 tons full load 
Speed: 30+ knots 
Aircraft: none and no helicopter landing capability 
Armament: two Mk-26 missile launcher for Standard missiles (MR) and ASROC, two Mk-141 Harpoon missile launchers, two armored box launchers for Tomahawk ASM/LAM, Mk-46 torpedoes from two triple mounts, two 5-inch/54 caliber Mk-45 lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, four machine guns 
Crew: 39 Officers, 539 Enlisted 

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