USS Cole

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The USS Cole (DDG 67) is a guided missile destroyer of the US Navy named for Marine Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, a machine gunner killed in action on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. She is an Arleigh Burke-class "Aegis" destroyer, part of the Atlantic fleet, and is homeported in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding and delivered to the Navy on March 11, 1996.


On October 12, 2000, she was attacked from a small inflatable boat by suicide bombers.


  • Length: 505 ft
  • Waterline Length: 466 ft
  • Extreme Beam: 66 ft
  • Waterline Beam: 59 ft
  • Maximum Navigational Draft: 31 ft
  • Draft Limit: 22 ft
  • Displacement
    • Light: 6767 tons
    • Full: 8889 tons
  • Dead Weight: 2122 tons
  • Propulsion: 4 LM-2500 General Electric gas turbines totalling 100,000 horsepower
  • Speed: 31 knots
  • Accommodations: Officers 26, Enlisted 315
  • Armament
    • One 5"/54 caliber gun
    • Two 20mm Close-In Weapons Systems
    • 90-cell Vertical Launch System
    • Eight Harpoon missiles in quadruple canisters
    • Six 12.75" anti-submarine torpedoes in triple tube launchers