The guided missile destroyer USS Kidd underway off Southern California. Navy photo

The Navy announced Wednesday that three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers — USS Gridley, USS Sampson and USS Kidd — will relocate from San Diego to Everett, WA, next year.

A total of  57 Navy  Coast Guard ships are now based in San Diego, but that is projected grow to 84 by 2023 with the military’s pivot to the Pacific

The Navy said it continually monitors and adjusts the location of its ships. The three being located will contribute to operate in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are capable of sustained combat operations supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence. Additionally, they perform key roles in support of carrier strike groups, expeditionary strike groups, and surface action groups.

Each ship contains a crew of approximately 250 who are trained to execute multi-mission tasking to include air, surface, undersea, space, and cyber warfare.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.