USS Shackleton (DDG-162) was an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy, under the command of Captain Hicks. The Shackleton is one of only three ships active in the U.S. Navy along with the Nathan James and Hayward.
Events of The Last Ship Edit
In the episode "Paradise," Shackleton meets the Nathan James and Hayward at a selected location in order to prevent a Chinese destroyer from delivering missiles containing the "green mist" to Korea. As the three ships converge on the Chinese vessel, they are attacked by a barrage of Chinese land-based missiles. Shackleton receives multiple missile hits, and is subsequently lost with all hands.
According to the real life technical features for a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke destroyer, the Shackleton has a length of 509 ft (155m), beam of 66 ft (20m) and draft of 30.5 ft (9.3m). It includes two shafts driving two five bladed reversible controllable-pitch propellers and four turbines each generating 10,000 (75-megawatt). It is able to attain a speed of more than 30 knots (or more than 55 km/h) at full throttle.
Like the Nathan James and Hayward, the Shackleton may also hold a SH-60 Seahawk ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Helicopter onboard.
The Shackleton is fitted with the standard 5/62-inches Mark 45 Naval Gun. Two Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) is placed on both the bow and the aft part of the ship. The VLS is fully-stocked with RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) that can intercept short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The ship is also armed with BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles.
The ship is equipped with two Mk 46 Triple Torpedo Tubes, stocked with Mk 45 MAKO torpedoes. Phalanx Close-in-Weapon-System (CIWS) is also installed aboard the ship. The Shackleton is also equipped with 25mm and 12.7 mm machine guns.
Command Staff Edit
- Captain Hicks - Commanding Officer