USS Bainbridge DDG-96 Medallion
The USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the US Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
The USS Bainbridge is named after Commodore William Bainbridge, who commanded several successful engagements for the young American Navy. During his long career, he served under six presidents beginning with John Adams and is notable for his many victories at sea. He commanded several famous naval ships, including the USS Constitution, and saw service in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812.
Commissioned on 11 November 2005, the USS Bainbridge has a displacement of approximately 9,200 long tons and stretches some 510 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home for two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
Minted in the USA from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, this coin pays tribute to the USS Bainbridge and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a montage of the ship’s namesake, Commodore William Bainbridge, with a Sea Hawk coming in for a landing, a port view of the USS Bainbridge cutting through the water. The reverse displays the seal of the USS Bainbridge.
Measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round. From Northwest Territorial Mint.