USS McCampbell to replace USS Gary at YokosukaSo the Aegis-equipped McCampbell (DDG-85) (9,217 tons, 153.9 m) replaces the guided missile frigate Gary (4,100 tons, 135.9 m).
Stars and Stripes Pacific edition
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell will replace the USS Gary at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, the Navy announced Friday.
The Arleigh Burke-class McCampbell, currently based at San Diego, is scheduled to arrive at Yokosuka in June.
After a turn-over of duties, the Gary will return to the United States, the Navy said.
This brings the total of Aegis-equipped vessels in the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk Strike Group to seven. Kyōdō, however, is claiming the number of Aegis-equipped USN vessels at Yokosuka will rise to nine.
A Carrier Strike Group with seven Arleigh Burke class destroyers?
Well, whatever the number, let us hope they bring along some much-needed anti-submarine warfare capabilities...