Naval Combatant Costs

(Updated 14 February 2013)

Late 1970s-Present U.S. Naval Surface Combatant Costs

Ship Class

Year Built

Cost Per Thousand Tons
(Millions of 2009 Dollars)

DD-963 Spruance

1970

$275~

FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry

1973

$250~

CG-47 Ticonderoga

1978

$400~

DDG-51 Arleigh Burke

1985

$390~

Average of USN (1970-1985)
(Calculated)

N/A

$328.75~

DDG-1000 Zumwalt
(Navy Estimate)

2007

$250~

DDG-1000 Zumwalt
(CBO Estimate)

2007

$390~?

NOTES: Weights are in Light-Ship Displacement.

Reference:
Eric J. Labs’ testimony before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, U.S. House of Representatives, 31 July 2008
(http://www.cbo.gov/publication/20065)

Defense Department Budget Summaries

References:
FY1984 DoD Budget Summary [For FY82 Procurement]
FY1986 DoD Budget Summary [For FY84 Procurement]
FY1988 DoD Budget Summary
[for FY86 Procurement]
FY1989 DoD Budget Summary [for FY87 Procurement]
FY1990 DoD Budget Summary [for FY88 Procurement]

Naval Combatant Costs

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ millions / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ millions / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ millions / 2010)

Iowa Class Modernization

FY82

1

332.7

332.7

$751.78

Iowa Class Modernization

FY84

1

473.3

473.3

$993.31

CG-47 Ticonderoga

FY82

3

$2,927.70

$975.90

$2,205.19

CG-47 Ticonderoga

FY84

3

$2,971.50

$990.50

$2,078.77

CG-47 Ticonderoga

FY87

3

$2,656.20

$885.40

$1,699.53

CG-47 Ticonderoga

FY88

5

$4,182.80

$836.56

$1,541.99

CVN Nimitz

FY88

2

$6,237.00

$3,118.50

$5,748.16

DDG-51 Arleigh Burke

FY87

2

$1,730.40

$865.20

$1,660.76

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)

FY82

3

$98.40

$32.80

$74.12

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)

FY84

6

$162.00

$27.00

$56.67

Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)

FY86

12

$275.00

$22.92

$45.59

LHA-1 Tarawa

FY86

1

$829.00

$829.00

$1,649.35

LHD-1

FY84

1

$1,365.70

$1,365.70

$2,866.21

LHD-1

FY88

1

$765.50

$765.50

$1,411.00

LSD-41

FY82

1

$304.00

$304.00

$686.93

LSD-41

FY84

1

$396.60

$396.60

$832.35

MCM-1 Avenger

FY82

1

$98.90

$98.90

$223.48

MCM-1 Avenger

FY86

2

$269.00

$134.50

$267.60

MHC-1 Osprey

FY86

1

$120.10

$120.10

$238.95

SSBN-726 Ohio

FY84

1

$2,080.30

$2,080.30

$4,365.95

SSBN-726 Ohio

FY86

1

$1,255.90

$1,255.90

$2,498.69

SSBN-726 Ohio

FY87

1

$1,357.10

$1,357.10

$2,604.96

SSBN-726 Ohio

FY88

1

$1,281.70

$1,281.70

$2,362.49

SSN-688 Los Angeles

FY82

2

$1,612.70

$806.35

$1,822.07

SSN-688 Los Angeles

FY84

3

$1,981.20

$660.40

$1,385.99

SSN-688 Los Angeles

FY86

4

$2,329.10

$582.28

$1,158.47

SSN-688 Los Angeles

FY87

4

$2,229.20

$557.30

$1,069.74

SSN-688 Los Angeles

FY88

3

$1,714.70

$571.57

$1,053.54

T-AO-87 Oiler

FY86

2

$257.80

$128.90

$256.45

T-AO-87 Oiler

FY87

2

$257.00

$128.50

$246.66

T-AOE-6 Supply Ship

FY87

1

$497.00

$497.00

$954.00

SL-7
(Procurement of Stock Ships)

FY82

2

68.4

$34.20

$77.27

SL-7
(RO-RO Conversion Cost)

FY82

4

336.3

$84.07

$189.97

Naval Munitions Costs

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ millions / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ millions / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ millions / 2010)

Submarine Launched Mobile Mine (SLMM)

FY82

101

11.5

$113,861.39

$257,286.62

Mk 60 CAPTOR Mine

FY82

400

121.5

$303,750.00

$686,367.98

MK 48 Mod 4 Torpedo

FY82

144

124.1

$861,805.56

$1,947,376.91

Mk 48 Torpedo

FY84

144

117.5

$815,972.22

$1,712,489.31

Mk 48 ADCAP

FY86

123

364.9

$2,966,666.67

$5,902,367.40

Mk 48 ADCAP

FY87

50

247.7

$4,954,000.00

$9,509,237.89

Mk 48 ADCAP

FY88

100

243.4

$2,434,000.00

$4,486,460.73

Mk 46 Torpedo

FY82

228

151.7

$665,350.88

$1,503,458.56

Mk 46 Torpedo

FY84

1,200

215.3

$179,416.67

$376,543.61

Phalanx CIWS

FY82

49

161.4

$3,293,877.55

$7,443,002.73

Phalanx CIWS

FY84

40

136.5

$3,412,500.00

$7,161,848.89

Sea Sparrow

FY82

294

64.8

$220,408.16

$498,044.79

Standard Missile

FY82

1,095

452.2

$412,968.04

$933,162.26

Standard Missile

FY84

1,190

624.8

$525,042.02

$1,101,911.09

SM-2 Standard

FY86

1,271

740.6

$582,690.79

$1,159,299.49

SM-2 Standard

FY87

1,194

698.8

$585,259.63

$1,123,409.98

SM-2 Standard

FY88

1,310

561.3

$428,473.28

$789,781.66

BGM/RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk Family

FY82

88

232.6

$2,643,181.82

$5,972,659.63

BGM/RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk Family

FY84

124

341.7

$2,755,645.16

$5,783,300.88

BGM/RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk Family

FY86

249

649.4

$2,608,032.13

$5,188,841.73

BGM/RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk Family

FY87

324

735.1

$2,268,827.16

$4,355,029.71

BGM/RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk Family

FY88

475

835.6

$1,759,157.89

$3,242,560.73

RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon

FY82

240

230.7

$961,250.00

$2,172,086.32

RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon

FY84

315

287.9

$913,968.25

$1,918,154.59

RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon

FY86

347

268.4

$773,487.03

$1,538,900.44

RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon

FY87

96

138.5

$1,442,708.33

$2,769,288.81

RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon

FY88

109

141.7

$1,300,000.00

$2,396,219.78