EVERETT, Wash. – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in its new homeport of Naval Station Everett, Washington April 8.
Prior to relocating, the ship underwent an extensive Depot Modernization Period in Portland, Oregon that spanned over 18 months. The modernization included improvements to the hull, mechanical systems, electrical technology, wireless communications, and weapon upgrades. This routine maintenance ensures the ship can continue to be mission capable throughout its expected service life.
Before entering the shipyard, USS McCampbell was forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan.
The ship will continue conducting modernization pier side in Everett to complete the work.
USS McCampbell is led by Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Steven Zielechowski.
“We are excited to return to a fleet concentration area and have the close by support from Naval Station Everett. We are looking forward to training alongside our new neighbors and eager to work hard back out at sea,” Zielechowski said.
The ship’s arrival brings the total number of U.S. Navy ships homeported in Everett to seven including: USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), and USS John S McCain (DDG 56).
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