USS Hayward (DDG-157) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy, under the command of Captain Joseph Meylan. The Hayward is one of only three ships active in the U.S. Navy along with the Nathan James and Shackleton.
Events of The Last Ship Edit
In the Season 3 episode "Paradise," Hayward meets up with the Nathan James and Shackleton at a predetermined location in order to stop a Chinese destroyer from delivering missiles containing the "green mist" to Korea. As the ships reached the location, they are attacked by a barrage of land based missiles. Hayward receieved several direct hits from the missiles, and was so badly damaged that the order was given to abandon ship. Hayward's Captain Meylan, who survived the attack, tells Captain Chandler that 85 of his sailors are dead and many more are missing.
The USS Hayward (DDG-157) is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer based in Okinawa and is under the command of Captain Joseph Meylan.
According to the real life technical features for a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke destroyer, the Hayward 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, the Hayward may also hold a SH-60 Seahawk ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Helicopter onboard.
The Hayward 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 Hayward is also equipped with 25mm and 12.7 mm machine guns.