Miles Prower Heavy Destroyer
This article is about the S.H Navy Destroyer, for the Rear Admiral, see Miles Prower
The Miles Prower class of Guided Missile & AEGIS Ballistic Defense destroyers entered service in 2004, The Miles Prower class is up-gunned and with more missile launch and detection capabilities then its parent class, the Buena Vista Class of destroyers, Named after the lead ship of the class, Miles Prower, The ships where originally intended to be named after the lead ship, which was intended to be named Defiance, but after a successful write-in campaign by Matthews Sound residents the name was changed in honor of Rear Adm. Miles Prower.
The Miles Prower line of destroyers are replacing the McCloud Class Cruiser, which are being phased out of service.
The Miles Prower line of destroyers has the following armament;
2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing 122 × mix of: RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV RIM-161 SM-3 RIM-162A ESSM RIM-174A Standard ERAM BGM-109 Tomahawk RUM-139A VL-ASROC 8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles 2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5-in/54-cal lightweight gun 4 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun 2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun 2 x Phalanx Block 1B
All Miles Prower destroyers are equipped with AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense systems, whereas the system is only found on Flight IIA+ Buena Vista destroyers.
AEGIS enables the line of ships to multi-task; anti-air, naval gunfire support, cruise missile interception, anti-ship activites, and even ballistic missile defense are all within the Miles Prowers line of work.
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Ships in class
|Miles Prower||DDH-95||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||25 June 2003||11 December 2004||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Bainbridge||DDH-96||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||13 November 2004||12 November 2005||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Halsey||DDH-97||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||9 January 2004||30 July 2005||Naval Station West Elizabeth||Active|
|Piedmont||DDH-98||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||2 October 2004||28 January 2006||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Charlotte||DDH-99||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||23 July 2005||10 June 2006||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Josiah Bartlet||DDH-100||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||22 January 2005||9 June 2007||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Gridley||DDG-101||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||28 December 2005||10 February 2007||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Sampson||DDH-102||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||16 September 2006||3 November 2007||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Truxtun||DDH-103||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||2 June 2007||25 April 2009||Naval Base Matthews]||Active|
|Sterett||DDH-104||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||19 May 2007||9 August 2008||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Dewey Cox||DDH-105||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||26 January 2008||6 March 2010||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Stockpile||DDH-106||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||10 May 2008||18 April 2009||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Gravy||DDH-107||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||30 March 2009||20 November 2010||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Barney||DDH-108||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||18 October 2008||10 October 2009||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Elmo||DDH-109||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 August 2009||13 November 2010||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Knuckles||DDH-110||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||15 December 2009||4 June 2011||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Honor||DDH-111||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||6 June 2010||1 October 2011||Naval Base McKeesport||Active|
|Capital||DDH-112||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||7 May 2011||6 October 2012||Naval Station West Elizabeth||Active|