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APNS Vigilant (DD-963)

The APNS Vigilant (DD-963) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on June 11th, 2004.

The Vigilant-class destroyer were a class of multirole destroyer was developed by the UAPR to replace a large number of World War II-built Allen M. Summer and Gearing-class destroyers, and was the primary destroyer built for the U.S. Navy during the 1970s. Both the Superb and Crown Point-class ships are based on the Vigilant-class design. The Vigilant class was the first American destroyer class to break with the tradition of naming destroyers after important military figures, a tradition carried over from the pre-Second American Civil War US Navy.

Serving for three decades, the Vigilant-class was designed to escort a carrier group with a primary ASW mission. First commissioned in 1975, the class was designed with gas-turbine propulsion, all-digital weapons systems, automated 5-inch guns and Tomahawk cruise missiles. A few nations including Argentina, East Japan, Iran, Mexico and Peru have license built their own Vigilant-class destroyers.

The Vigilant class are the OTL Spruance-class destroyers.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Role: Destroyer (Hull designation symbol DD)
  • Service Period: 1975-2005
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 564.3 feet (172 meters)
    • Beam: 55.1 feet (16.8 meters)
    • Draught: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 9,200 tons
  • Crew Complement: 334 (19 officers and 315 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Gas Turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph), 3,300 nautical miles (6,100 km; 3,800 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
  • Speed: 32.5 Knots (37.4 Miles/Hour; 60.19 Kilometers/Hour)
  • Sensor Suite
    • AN/SPQ-9 Gunfire Control Radar
    • AN/SQR-19 Towed Array Passive Sonar
    • AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
    • AN/SQS-53 Bow Mounted Active Sonar
    • AN/SPS-55 Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPG-60 Fire Control Radar
  • Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-49 Inflatable Decoys
    • Mark 36 SRBOC Decoy Launcing System
  • Armament
    • 1 x 5"/54-caliber Mk.45 Mod 0/1/2 lightweight naval gun
    • 1 x 8-cell ASROC Missile Launcher (fires RUR-5 ASROC ASW Missiles)
    • 2 x 4-cell Mk.141 Harpoon MIssile Launcher (fires UGM-84 Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles)
    • 1 x 8-cell Mk.29 Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher (fires RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missiles)
    • 1 x 21-cell Mk.49 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
    • 1 x 64-cell Mk.41 (fires UGM-109 Tomahawk and RUM-139 VL-ASROC)
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
    • 2 x Mark 32 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Mark 46 Torpedoes)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x Stratford HF MH-60/08r Oceanhawk

Unit RunEdit

American People's NavyEdit

APNS Legendary (DD-987) and Rastoropny (400)

The Vigilant-class destroyer APNS Legendary (DD-987) encounters a Soviet Sovremenny-class destroyer, the Rastoropny (400).

  • APNS Vigilant (DD-963)
  • APNS Energetic (DD-964)
  • APNS Courageous (DD-965)
  • APNS Fury (DD-966)
  • APNS Burning (DD-967)
  • APNS Wrathful (DD-968)
  • APNS Elusive (DD-969)
  • APNS Unrestrainable (DD-970)
  • APNS Rapid (DD-971)
  • APNS Modest (DD-972)
  • APNS Indestructible (DD-973)
  • APNS Persistent (DD-973)
  • APNS Resourceful (DD-974)
  • APNS Inspiring (DD-975)
  • APNS Harsh (DD-976)
  • APNS Dauntless (DD-977)
  • APNS Ambitious (DD-978)
  • APNS Sharp (DD-979)
  • APNS Clear (DD-980)
  • APNS Expressive (DD-981)
  • APNS Circumspect (DD-982)
  • APNS Prompt (DD-983)
  • APNS Striking (DD-984)
  • APNS Fierce (DD-985)
  • APNS Virtuous (DD-986)
  • APNS Legendary (DD-987)
  • APNS Accurate (DD-988)
  • APNS Radiant (DD-989)
  • APNS Chivalrous (DD-990)
  • APNS Oppurtune (DD-991)
  • APNS Swift (DD-992)
  • APNS Noble (DD-993)
  • APNS Brilliant (DD-994)
  • APNS Diamond (DD-995)
  • APNS Crescent (DD-996)
  • APNS Lightning (DD-997)
  • APNS Active (DD-998)

Argentine People's ArmadaEdit

  • ARA Hercules (DDG-28)
  • ARA Santsima Trinidad (DDG-29)
  • ARA Drummond (DDG-30)
  • ARA Guerrico (DDG-31)
  • ARA Granville (DDG-32)

Japanese People's Naval Self-Defense ForceEdit

  • JPS Kotetsu (DDG-15)
  • JPS Azuma (DDG-16)
  • JSP Chinen (DDG-17)
  • JPS Fuji (DDG-18)
  • JPS Yashima (DDG-19)
  • JPS Shikishima (DDG-20)
  • JPS Hatsuse (DDG-21)
  • JPS Asahi (DDG-22)

Mexican NavyEdit

  • ARM Pico de Orizaba (DDG-121)
  • ARM Iztaccihuatl (DDG-122)
  • ARM Jocotitlan (DDG-123)
  • ARM Colima (DDG-124)
  • ARM Matlalcueitl (DDG-125)
  • ARM Popocatepetl (DDG-126)

Peruvian NavyEdit

  • BAP Castilla (DDG-75)
  • BAP Guise (DDG-76)
  • BAP Villar (DDG-77)
  • BAP Galvez (DDG-78)
  • BAP Diez Canseco (DDG-79)
  • BAP García y García (DDG-80)

Republic of Iran NavyEdit

  • RIS Unnamed (D22)
  • RIS Unnamed (D23)
  • RIS Unnamed (D24)
  • RIS Unnamed (D25)
  • RIS Unnamed (D26)
  • RIS Unnamed (D27)
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