"SEA BREEZE 2012" - press tour on the destroyer USS JASON DUNHAM

I will continue my story about how we were on American territory for three hours, namely, the destroyer USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG 109). The official website says that this is The Best Destroyer in the Fleet.


USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) - 59 th destroyer URO (guided missile weapons) from a series of X-era destroyers of Arli Burk type URO planned for 13 September 2002, 62, the construction of which was approved by the US Congress.

Jason Dunham, a US destroyer with cruise missiles, is named after the Marine Corps lance corporal Jason Dunham, who died from wounds he received while defending his team from an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Iraq. His mother, Deborah Dunham, maintains a relationship with the crew, who continues the legacy of her son. The dress uniform of Dunham weighs in the officer’s cabin as a reminder of his commitment and dedication to the service. The construction of the destroyer began in 2008, in the city of Bath, Maine, and he entered the service in November 2010. The length of the ship is 155 meters, the width of 20 meters. There are 325 people on board, including 35 officers and 290 sailors. The destroyer is equipped with two helicopters of the type SH60B "Sea hawk", 96 vertical launchers "Tomahawk", vertical anti-submarine installations "Asroc", missiles such as CM2.

The ship is based in Norfolk, Virginia and is currently the newest ship on the list of existing, ready for deployment. Now the destroyer is on his first voyage.

All photos are cabled and available in 1600px resolution.

1) Wellcome aboard


2) port side


3) Protects the American flag


4) That these "guns" lined with perimeter


5) Bridge


6) Full length
"SEA BREEZE 2012" - press tour on the destroyer USS JASON DUNHAM


7) A team cruised around us during the entire stay on the ship


8) We are already waiting


9) The emblem of the squadron, which includes ship


10) The head of the exercise arrived, the captain of the first rank, D. Berezovsky, the representatives of Qatar were also noticed on the boat, Qatar participates in the exercise for the first time.


11) Spy photo, part of the US Navy filming crew, as you can see, flew from Moscow on a Transaero flight from Domodedovo


12) Ben Wall is an American, he works as a translator at these exercises, he is simply fluent in Russian, I think he would be envied by any native speaker, for example, I. The only one from the American side with whom I spoke a lot, as it turned out, he lived for two years in Nizhny Novgorod and was married to a Russian girl. Already over the course of 8 years, he has been serving under contract, regular business trips to Russia, as he is fluent in the language. The brightest acquaintance for me for all the teachings. Almost all the press conferences he translated.


13) Everything is in its place and ready for our reception


14) "Fuck, what do these Russian?" - thoughts out loud to Americans who watched as we moored to them, pay attention to their faces


15) "Shit, what have I done?" - thoughts aloud of a sailor at the sight of what we have done


16) This is how we soaked up, a brand new American destroyer, with a concrete scratch on a freshly painted board. Our journalists immediately began to joke that the Americans will bill us, I hope it was just a joke.


17) "Sir, this Russian is shooting us!"


18) "Roger, pick up the nail puller and walk away with the camera of this abnormal Russian journalist, that you've never seen Russians?"


19) Among them were also photographers


20) Girls in the US Navy are not uncommon, especially on a ship.


21) Moor on the sly


22) US Navy Film crew


23) Our journalistic brethren ready to land on American soil.


24) "Give a hand, do not be afraid, I do not bite"


25) All the commanders of the destroyer. The inscription in Latin "SEMPER FIDELIS SEMPER FORTIS" means - "Always faithful always strong" - "Always True, Always Strong"


26) Subject photo


27) The bow of the destroyer with the main instrument


28) Brave guys


29) Main weapon - close-up


30) And this is a doll that imitates a man overboard, Americans with a sense of humor


31) to a post on the background of one of the most recognizable buildings in Odessa.


32) On the captain's bridge, in the foreground - a guide on the destroyer



33) Everywhere solid displays and touchscreens, as paper documentation is not used.


34) Here is such a - steering wheel


35) Very comfortable chair


36) Navigation Display


37) The entire press barely fit on the bridge


38) "Kulemet"


39) There are water coolers in the corridors


40) Signs were hung on the whole route of our delegation


41) Officers room, briefing room.


42) The head of the exercises, the captain of the first rank D. Berezovsky


43) Jason Dunham dress uniform. She passed the mother of the deceased hero.


44) The destroyer also keeps a wooden teak board from the legendary American battleship Missouri, on board of which 2 of September 1945 of Japan signed the Japan Surrender Act, which ended World War II. As of April, 2012, the battleship Missouri is stationary in Pearl Harbor.


45) Girls tell us about stories the ship and the heroic deeds of Jason Dunham.


46) Snacks on the table


47) Jason's photo at training camp


48) helmets with the words "Dunham"


49) Literature on the ship, all of the US Navy's library.


50) certificates, which received the ship, and also DVD. All of the "Alien" and "The Godfather," good taste.


51) Swords donated to the ship


52) Press Conference


53) All conditions for viewing "The Godfather"


54) A picture of an unknown author in the briefing room


55) For fresh juice?


56) Nominal cups



57) They accidentally wandered into the dining room, I managed to make a frame



58) Everywhere special gear



60) Skadovsk


61) My games with flu and boke were immediately seen by the Americans, and told to move away from the gun and not to make such provocation shots, but the photos turned out to be very good, this is not a sin to show.


62) Commander David A. Bretz gives interview, beside our familiar translator Ben Wall


63) Again I wandered off to the wrong place, but I managed to take a picture. As you can see on the deck is a bunch of cameras, and from here you can follow everything.


64) Interesting door stickers


65) An American diver gives interviews, has been serving for 14 years navyplans to serve up to 20.


66) Odessa sailor


67) Helicopter type SH60B "Sea hawk" in the hangar, as I wrote above, aboard two of them.


68) Commander David A. Bretz says goodbye to us, until we meet again.


A visit to the destroyer made an indelible impression on me, leaving a lot of emotions and memories. Unbelievable luck to visit the most modern warship of this type. The only thing I did not see was the place where the cruise missiles are located, since the journalists were divided into 2 groups.

Americans, of course, captivate with their openness and sincerity.
Immediately after visiting USS Jason Dunham, we went to our Ukrainian flagship "Getman Sagaidachny", where the long-awaited meeting with Ka-27 awaited us.
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  1. Tirpitz
    Tirpitz 30 July 2012 09: 32 New
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    Thanks for the review. Interesting photos.
    1. Rider
      Rider 30 July 2012 14: 00 New
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      The world's best combat surface ship

      Arly Burke type destroyer
      Displacement: 10 thousand tons
      Speed: 30 nodes
      Range: 4400 miles at 20 knots (from St. Petersburg to New York without refueling)

      Armament:
      96 vertical launchers
      - SAM Standard-2 - firing range up to 240 km
      - SAM Standard-3 - fire range 400 km horizontally, in height-unlimited (space)
      - Tomahawk cruise missiles - flight range 1600 km
      Artillery:
      - 127 mm gun Mk45
      - two 20 mm anti-aircraft Falanks
      Aviation: 2 helicopters, two hangars for equipment storage
      State-of-the-art electronics, Aegis system, 4 phased array antennas

      Tiger Nuclear Cruiser Peter the Great (Pride of the Russian Navy)
      Displacement 26 thousand tons (2,6 times more !!!!)
      Range: for fuel - unlimited, for provisions -60 days
      Armament:
      94 vertical launchers
      - anti-aircraft missile S-300F, firing range 75 km
      - anti-aircraft missile S-300FM, firing range 120 kilometers
      20 missiles "Granite"
      128 missiles (wow!) "Dagger", firing range -12 kilometers (ndaa .. recourse )
      Artillery:
      - 130 mm gun AK-130
      - 6 complexes "Chestnut"
      Aviation: 2 helicopters

      Electronics is ancient, like a gammon of a mammoth, a shameful ship, but a huge one - more than 2 times more than an American destroyer, but less good. Fleet flagship laughing
      1. slas
        slas 30 July 2012 20: 59 New
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        Quote: Ryder
        Ancient electronics, like a gamma mammoth, a shameful ship, but a huge

        your quote and what journalist "" "also writes DVD. All parts of" Alien "and" The Godfather ", good taste." "" --- "" "Ben Wall is an American, he works as a translator in these exercises, he is fluent in Russian language, I think, any native speaker "" "would envy him ----------------- FROM ONE HOUR
        1. Rider
          Rider 30 July 2012 21: 39 New
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          Quote: slas
          your quote and what journalist "" "also writes DVD. All parts of" Alien "and" The Godfather ", good taste." "" --- "" "Ben Wall is an American, he works as a translator in these exercises, he is fluent in Russian language, I think, any native speaker "" "would envy him ----------------- FROM ONE HOUR


          Tokia like you on the trough can’t even park - the Americans got into the board for fun, disgraceful
          1. lelikas 31 July 2012 00: 44 New
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            And you all continue to fap on American technology?
            1. curious
              curious 31 July 2012 12: 43 New
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              Thank you for the photo report, frankly and very colorful
          2. slas
            slas 2 August 2012 08: 26 New
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            Quote: Ryder
            Tokia like you on the trough can’t even park - the Americans got into the board for fun, disgraceful

            you are right, I can’t at the trough))) And also I can’t watch when boiling water I’m looking at someone else’s (even if it’s just like ours and even worse) and especially when it’s maybe a little worse for us but this is an occasion for you in general throw to my side and then, with a garden-joyful view of fun, the same amerykosam smear it for a long time and with pleasure
            Quote: Ryder
            Electronics is ancient, like a gammon of a mammoth, a shameful ship, but a huge one - more than 2 times more than an American destroyer, but less good. Fleet flagship
  2. The Armed Forces
    The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 09: 34 New
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    Great experience and mutually beneficial cooperation.
  3. Leisure 30 July 2012 09: 47 New
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    Ben Wall - a suspicious person, lived in Nizhny, permanent business trips to the Russian Federation, Russian wife ....
  4. Vito
    Vito 30 July 2012 09: 53 New
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    The author of the article is just fine! It’s a pity that plus you can only hang one (I would try)!
    I respect sensible, quirky journalists, huge respect to you guys, for your curiosity. Shots of the external silhouette of the US Navy destroyers are laid out very often, but from the inside I examined it with great interest (thanks to the author of the article) and I did not suffer disappointment. Everything is packed with electronics and automation, well-kept rooms, a beautiful dining room and the openness of the American crew is really up to par.
    Yes, I was most struck by the timing of the construction of the destroyer, the beginning in 2008, the delivery of the fleet in 2010. I can add only our RUSSIAN expression "OH-T"!
    For trying to ram an American destroyer, we reward YOU with our universal sympathies !!! drinks
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 30 July 2012 10: 06 New
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      Vito, Hi. drinks
      I also considered the internal device with interest. And the sailor, who scratched the paint a pity, the authorities will pour out for embarrassment.
      1. Vito
        Vito 30 July 2012 10: 30 New
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        Tirpitz, Hello dear! drinks
        Quote: Tirpitz
        And the sailor, who scratched the paint a pity, the authorities will pour out for embarrassment.

        Yes, a sailor, in contrast to a zhurnalyuga, will probably have to "rake" slantsantsuhi!
        But then there will be then what to remember!
        Let’s imagine such a picture with you, here his heroic service has ended and in the bar on somewhere on KHRESCHATIK; he will tell some sort of beautiful beauty, how he stormed the ship of the US Navy.
        Survived literally by a miracle: There will be his last words before inviting her to her, after a slow dance!
        1. Captain Vrungel
          Captain Vrungel 30 July 2012 11: 27 New
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          An interesting excursion. On the navigation bridge typical navigation devices. as with all modern ships. Serious filling is not for prying eyes.
          Bulk on the destroyer is the direct fault of the commander of this "artillery" boat on the basis of the PSA "Vulture". In ideal weather conditions, I could not come up normally. Q. Why? The answer is no practice. Only in the Sea exercises does the breeze tear off the stern from the wall. I have a military harbor under the windows.
          1. Sergeev
            Sergeev 31 July 2012 06: 48 New
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            I agree completely about bulk gouging
      2. Baron Wrangell 31 July 2012 14: 41 New
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        he, a sailor, acted on the orders of intelligence, checked the fortress of the side, and then suddenly “NAVAL” NEEDS, so choose a stronger ship!
        1. Rider
          Rider 31 July 2012 19: 08 New
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          Quote: Baron Wrangell
          he, a sailor, acted on the orders of intelligence, checked the strength of the side


          Would not make people laugh. Mediocrity
  5. PARROT
    PARROT 30 July 2012 10: 06 New
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    Yes, the author is well done) interesting review, thanks. Brave you type)
  6. bamboo
    bamboo 30 July 2012 10: 22 New
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    Thank you, everything is very interesting))))
    and at the first machine gun cartridges someone already with a rs and l)))) laughing
  7. Svistoplyaskov
    Svistoplyaskov 30 July 2012 11: 58 New
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    Okay boat, I liked it, albeit from rivals.
    But the American form did not like - our more beautiful.
    Photoreport +
  8. Nubia2
    Nubia2 30 July 2012 13: 39 New
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    Good story about a good ship.
  9. borisst64
    borisst64 30 July 2012 13: 41 New
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    Snacks on the table minus, in the most rotten hut better fed. American girls minus, the form colors women, but not these.
    For which I respect the Americans, patriotism from childhood, a hymn and so on. Indeed, they are truly proud of the feat of Dunham, and no matter how we dirty the staff of the United States (by the way, there’s a reason), they are fighting for real.
  10. wolverine7778
    wolverine7778 30 July 2012 17: 11 New
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    And in 25 photos, on the second row from the bottom, the vacancy of the officers of the chtoli or who also stole the photo ???
  11. Melchakov
    Melchakov 30 July 2012 17: 15 New
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    Quote: Ryder
    The world's best combat surface ship

    Arly Burke type destroyer
    Displacement: 10 thousand tons
    Speed: 30 nodes
    Range: 4400 miles at 20 knots (from St. Petersburg to New York without refueling)

    Armament:
    96 vertical launchers
    - SAM Standard-2 - firing range up to 240 km
    - SAM Standard-3 - fire range 400 km horizontally, in height-unlimited (space)
    - Tomahawk cruise missiles - flight range 1600 km
    Artillery:
    - 127 mm gun Mk45
    - two 20 mm anti-aircraft Falanks
    Aviation: 2 helicopters, two hangars for equipment storage
    State-of-the-art electronics, Aegis system, 4 phased array antennas

    Tiger Nuclear Cruiser Peter the Great (Pride of the Russian Navy)
    Displacement 26 thousand tons (2,6 times more !!!!)
    Range: for fuel - unlimited, for provisions -60 days
    Armament:
    94 vertical launchers
    - anti-aircraft missile S-300F, firing range 75 km
    - anti-aircraft missile S-300FM, firing range 120 kilometers
    20 missiles "Granite"
    128 missiles (wow!) "Dagger", firing range -12 kilometers (ndaa ..)
    Artillery:
    - 130 mm gun AK-130
    - 6 complexes "Chestnut"
    Aviation: 2 helicopters

    Electronics is ancient, like a gammon of a mammoth, a shameful ship, but a huge one - more than 2 times more than an American destroyer, but less good. Fleet flagship


    For starters, the information was partially selected, on the range and provisions, why you did not write about the provisions on Arly Berke, nothing was said about the electronics on Peter the Great, and the fact that the IJIS super system still needs to be proved, about missiles a dagger - it is a near-missile defense system, and the fact that "Peter the Great" is capable of sending a volley of American AUGs to the bottom.
    1. 77bor1973
      77bor1973 30 July 2012 21: 20 New
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      The peculiarity, in my opinion, of the “Ajis” is that the air defense is combined with the anti-aircraft defense and there is also the possibility of identifying the target in the form of a real outline, but this is, on average, no specific data. “Stark” was fucked up and nothing helped!
      1. Rider
        Rider 30 July 2012 21: 35 New
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        Quote: 77bor1973
        “Stark” was fucked up and nothing helped!


        The Stark didn't have Aegis.
        It was an old frigate like Oliver H. Perry. On it, even Phalanx was not for protection in the front hemisphere

        The peculiarity, in my opinion, of “Ajis” is that it is combined with air defense

        Ijis’s peculiarity is that he takes on a lot of targets, automatically selects the 18 most dangerous of them, selects weapons and starts shelling them
        The second feature is all ship systems: artillery, rockets, electronics, communications, radars are connected into a single whole.
  12. Konsmo
    Konsmo 30 July 2012 19: 31 New
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    Rider,
    Invalid comparison.
    Ours as pi .... nuclear base, where a dozen of these are and humanoids will no longer live there. I drew attention to a mess with wires, where cool electronics would be ... the mouse would fall off at the right time and disassemble the oars on the boat.
    And generally not exactly like that. If our neighbors cut down an airplane from a 200 C series at 200 kilometers, then why does a 300 series for 120 kilometers strike you. Most likely these are our characteristics that give out. Type good people fly in, we are in the costumes of a dove of peace drink beer.
    1. slas
      slas 30 July 2012 21: 38 New
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      Quote: Konsmo
      Invalid comparison.

      And these constantly salivating at the sight of everything western. This is already according to Pavlov with his dogs)
  13. Dimon Lviv
    Dimon Lviv 30 July 2012 21: 12 New
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    The enemy must know. Here are these kind and nice people in military uniform on board the American destroyer, if anything, we will wet, because they will kill us. Do not believe? In Yugoslavia, Libya, and other countries where the American boot broke in, they also did not believe it, and where are these countries now?
    1. Leisure 31 July 2012 08: 11 New
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      It’s dangerous to underestimate these kind and nice people in uniform. They will shoot and piss to the heap.
  14. Pripyatchanin
    Pripyatchanin 30 July 2012 21: 55 New
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    Amerikosy rightly do that they keep the memory of their heroes. They educate, so to speak, the patriotism of their citizens
  15. Andrey Fuchs 8 August 2017 18: 58 New
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    Stop carrying nonsense! Russia has something to answer. And it will be, in which case! Only one and a big minus-no longer have to talk with you !!!