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 Keel Laid: May 30, 1985
 Christened: September 19, 1987
 Commissioned: July 6, 1989

 Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
 Propulsion system: two boilers, two geared turbines
 Propellers: two
 Aircraft elevators: two
 Length: 840 feet (256 meters)
 Flight Deck Width: 140 feet (42.6 meters)
 Beam: 106 feet (32.3 meters)
 Draft: 26,5 feet (8,1 meters)
 Displacement: approx. 40,500 tons full load
 Speed: 23 knots
 Crew: Ship: 73 officers, 1009 enlisted; Marine Detachment: 1,894
 Armament: 
   - 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launchers  
   - 2 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers          
   - 2 MK-15 20mm Phalanx CIWS
   - 3 MK-38 MOD 2 25mm Machine Gun System (MGS)   
   - 8 MK-33 .50 cal. machine guns 
Homeport: Sasebo, Japan