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USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117)
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: PCU Paul Ignatius
Namesake: Former US Secretary of the Navy Paul Ignatius [1]
Builder: TBA
Laid down: TBA
Launched: TBA
Commissioned: Expected 2018
Status: Authorized
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Flight IIA
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

PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) is a future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She is named for Paul Ignatius who served as United States Secretary of the Navy under President Lyndon Johnson from 1967 to 1969. Paul Ignatius will be the second 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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