The arrival of a US warship has become news in recent years, given that its scales are no longer so common
A great activity was recorded on Tuesday in the Port of Palma because the arrival of five large cruise holidays (Valsesia, Aidabella, Marella Spirit, Costa Diadema and MSC Fantasia ) had to add the visit of the destroyer of the Navy of the States United Bulkeley.
This unit belongs to a very large series of twin ships, known as the Burke class, this class is well known in the port of Palma since many of its units have been on different occasions in the bay.
The Bulkeley has 155 meters in length and 20 of beam, displacing 9,200 tons, its propulsion is by gas turbines, being able to reach speeds superior to thirty knots and is equipped with the Aegis combat system, which integrates all the sensors and systems of armament of the ship, the ship being able to launch, among others, Tomahawk missiles, also counting with a gun of 127 mm. and torpedo tubes.
It entered service in December 2001 and was built in Ingalls shipbuilding shipyards in Pasgaoula, its crew is formed by more than 300 members.
The ship had already visited Palma, specifically in July 2004, but the arrival of a US warship has become news in recent years, given that its scales are no longer as common as before.
Source: Diario de Mallorca