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USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118)
US Navy 101123-N-5292M-186 The newly commissioned guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrives to its new homeport of Naval Station
USS Jason Dunham, another Flight IIA Arleigh Burke.
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Name: USS Daniel Inouye
Namesake: Former US senator Daniel Inouye [1]
Builder: TBA
Laid down: TBA
Launched: TBA
Commissioned: Expected 2018
Status: Authorized
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 510 ft (160 m)
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) is a future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She is named to honor former Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II and later became a U.S. senator. Daniel Inouye will be the third of seven planned Flight IIA "technology insertion" ships, which will contain elements of the Flight III ships projected to begin with DDG-123.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Navy Names Next Two Destroyers". Navy News Service. 23 May 2013. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=74367. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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