USS SHOUP DDG 86
The Shoup (DDG 86) is the U.S. 36th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and is named in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David M. Shoup (1904-1983), a naval hero of World War II, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the initial landings on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, in the Pacific in 1943, and who later became the 22nd commandant of the Marine Corps. Construction began at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls Operations on November 10, 1998. The ship's keel was laid on December 13, 1999, and it was christened and launched on November 22, 2000.
December 11, 2001 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Shoup underway for the first time to conduct combined builder's and acceptance "super trial." in the Gulf of Mexico; The ship was delivered to the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman on February 18, 2002, and departed Pascagoula on April 22.
June 22, 2002 USS Shoup was commissioned during a ceremony at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle, Wash.
May 13, 2004 USS Shoup departed Naval Station Everett, Wash., for local operations to conduct a series of drills including man overboard, engineering casulty, small arms fire and mooring to a bouy.
March 4, 2005 USS Shoup, commanded by Cmdr. Alexander T. Casimes, returned to Everett after a maiden six-month deployment, providing humanitarian assistance to areas affected by the devastation left by the Dec. 26 tsunami. Port calls to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Hong Kong and Singapore.
February 27, 2006 USS Shoup departed Naval Station Everett, with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group, for a scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Global War on Terrorism.
April 10, The guided-missile destroyer departed Hong Kong after a four-day port visit. The Shoup recently participated in annual combined and joint exercise Foal Eagle.
June 20, DDG 86 is currently participating in Exercise Valiant Shield '06 off the coast of Guam June 19-23. The exercise will involve more than 20,000 Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Valiant Shield 2006 will also see more than 300 aircraft and 28 ships from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Groups, as well as the Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.
July 5, USS Shoup departed Pearl Harbor to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. Eight nations are participating in RIMPAC 2006, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
August 8, USS Shoup returned to homeport after five-and-a-half month deployment in the western Pacific.
September 20, The Shoup conducted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX), off the coast of southern California, with the Chinese destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113). SAREX is a routine exercise that focuses on understanding the procedures necessary to find and save those who are lost at sea. U.S. Navy ships regularly cooperate with foreign navies around the world in this type of exercise. After the Chinese ships complete this goodwill tour with port visits to Canada and the Philippines, the Chinese navy will conduct part two of the SAREX off the coast of China.
January 10, 2007 USS Shoup commenced a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) period at Naval Station Everett. The ship will undergo renovations to include new gray water piping, new placement of a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), cleansing of the intakes to all of the ships generators and engines, and installation of a new radio system.
October 10, USS Shoup recently visited San Francisco for the 27th annual Fleet Week celebration.
November 5, DDG 86 is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Abraham Lincoln CSG 9.
January 20, 2008 The guided-missile destroyer is currently participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) in the SOCAL Op. Area.
March 14, USS Shoup departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment.
April 19, Cmdr. Michael J. Lehman relieved Cmdr. Mark A. Johnson as CO of the Shoup during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Changi Naval Base in Singapore.
May 7, USS Shoup and USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) responded to a 15-meter dhow "Dunia", in distress in the Gulf of Aden, May 4 and towed the boat to Yemeni territorial waters, where it arrived May 6, so the ship could be repaired. The Shoup is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) between the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea.
September 10, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Albany, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
October 12, USS Shoup returned to homeport after a seven-month deployment with the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.
June 4, 2009 USS Shoup, along with three Royal Canadian Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, arrived pierside in Portland to celebrate the 102nd Rose Festival.
June 23, The Shoup wrapped up participation in joint air and space exercise Amalgam Dart, off the coast of Oregon, as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command's (USNORTHCOM) Ardent Sentry '09 exercise series.
July 28, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Elliot Bay for the 60th Seattle Seafair celebration.
December 19, Cmdr. Michael Joseph Nadeau relieved Cmdr. Michael J. Lehman as commanding officer of DDG 86.
March 31, 2010 USS Shoup completed an intense period of combat system maintenance and repair at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., from March 22-25.
August 1, The Shoup collided with a civilian 21-foot boat, with three passengers onboard, around 11.30 p.m., 56 miles northwest of Point Loma. The civilian motorboat’s fiberglass hull was damaged but seaworthy and the Shoup’s hull was scraped. No one is injured. DDG 86 is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, in preparation for the upcoming fall deployment.
September 7, USS Shoup departed Everett for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
October 8, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Port Klang, Malaysia, for a port visit to Kuala Lumpur.
October 27, The Shoup pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine port call.
November 4, USS Shoup arrived in Nagoya, Japan, for a goodwill port visit.
November 17, DDG 86 anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day port visit.
February 15, 2011 The Shoup arrived in Fremantle, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
February 23, The guided-missile destroyer anchored in the River Derwent off Sandy Bay for a two-day visit to Hobart, Tasmania.
February 28, USS Shoup pulled into Melbourne to participate in Australian International Airshow at Avalon, March 1-6.
March 28, USS Shoup returned to homeport after a nearly seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.
June 30, Cmdr. Rafael A. Acevedo relieved Cmdr. Michael J. Nadeau as CO of the Shoup during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship off the coast of Port Angeles, Wash.
February 2, 2012 DDG 86 returned to Naval Station Everett after a six-month at Vigor Shipyard's dry-dock on Harbor Island.
July 27, The Shoup departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
September 13, USS Shoup conducted its first ever Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Operational Test Launches (OTL), from the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of Port Hueneme, Calif., on Aug. 27 and 28th.
October 25, The guided-missile destroyer is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) CSG.
December 12, Cmdr. Jill R. Cesari relieved Cmdr. Rafael A. Acevedo as commanding officer of the Shoup.
January 9, 2013 USS Shoup departed homeport for a scheduled deployment.
January 14, DDG 86 departed Naval Base San Diego after a brief port call.
From Jan. 20-23, the Shoup participated in an Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) 13-1 in the Hawaiian Op. Area.
February 3, USS Shoup anchored at A-12 Anchorage off Yokosuka, Japan, for ammo offload.
February 4, The Shoup pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka to conduct emergent repairs. Anchored at A-10 on Feb. 14; Moored again at Harbor Master Pier (HMP) West on Feb. 14 afternoon; Moved to Berth 3 on Feb. 15; Departed Yokosuka on Feb. 27.
March 22, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for a 20-day upkeep.
April 29, USS Shoup is currently suporting multinational annual exercise Eagle Resolve in the Arabian Gulf.
June 23, The Shoup moored at Berth 6 in KBSP, Bahrain, for a 12-day upkeep. Moored outboard the USS Monterey (CG 61) at Berth 5 on July 3.
August 15, USS Shoup pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a port visit to Dubai after participated in exercise Spartan Kopis, along with USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USS Whirlwind (PC 11), from Aug. 10-14; Operated in the Red Sea from Sept. 2 through early October.
October 14, DDG 86 moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a three-day port call. Inport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from Nov. 1-3; Returned to Pearl Harbor for emergent repairs on Nov. 5.?
November 14, The Shoup arrived in Naval Base San Diego for a brief port call to disembark members from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 Det. 2 and to pick up "Tigers."
November 18, USS Shoup returned to Naval Station Everett after an extended 313-day deployment, the longest by a U.S. Navy destroyer since World War II, in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.