Hoon of the Day: The USS Chung-Hoon

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Apparently the Arleigh Burke-class Aegis missile destroyers were designed with mayhem in mind, as the United States Navy saw fit to actually christen one the USS Chung-Hoon. She's a shade over 500 feet long and 66 feet wide, and with 100,000 shp, we're sure she can spin some mad donuts. Or just acquire a bunch of targets and destroy them in rapid succession. Hey, hoonage comes in innumberable shapes and forms, non?

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USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) [Wikipedia]

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When I was in the Navy I was stationed on the USS Supply (AOE 6) http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/59… for a while, it was a new class of, surprise, supply ship designed to be able to keep up with the Arleigh's and the carriers.

Our Captain would challenge other ships to race! The looks on the faces of these other ships as our 700' supply ship, sounding like a fleet of 747s taking off, would pull on the 'greyhounds of the sea' like they were still moored. He would order "all ahead, flank", we'd sit there for a moment with the whole ship growling as the screws cavitated for all of the world to hear and then we'd soon be on 40+ knots.

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