In the Network appeared pictures of the American destroyer, which had entered the Black sea
In the pictures on Twitter shows how Menomonee squadron of the United States passes through the Bosphorus Strait in the dark. At the same time on the background are visible the night lights of Istanbul.
According to the command of the US Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) will provide security at sea and stability in the region. “Our visit will demonstrate the interaction of naval forces in the achievement of common security goals in the region,” said the captain of the destroyer commander Matthew J. Powell.
The USS Donald Cook entered yesterday in the Black sea, is on Board serious. Russia immediately reacted to the appearance of the “enemy” vessel and stated that they started tracking it.
As reported in open sources, the destroyer was launched in 1998. This ship belongs to the squadron minneosta US Navy fourth generation of guided missile weapons. It managed cruise missiles are the main armament. We are talking about the Tomahawk missiles that can be equipped with nuclear warheads and hit targets at a distance of up to 2,500 kilometers. Aboard the Donald Cook is 56 or 96 such missiles, depending on how equipped the ship.
It is also armed with destroyer features a 127-millimeter gun mount Mark 45, six-barreled 20-millimeter Phalanx anti-aircraft guns, anti-aircraft, anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles, torpedoes and carrier-based multipurpose helicopter Seahawk.
Full displacement of the ship is 8915 tons. The maximum length of the ship – 153,92 meters and a width of 20.1 metres. Donald Cook is capable of speeds up to 32 knots and can sail with a range of 4400 miles with a speed of 20 knots. The crew of the USS included 337 people.