Arleigh Burke-class Destroyers

DDG 117 is the 31st Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer built at Ingalls. It is named for Paul Robert Ignatius, who held key leadership positions during the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidencies, including United States Secretary of the Navy (1967-1969), Under Secretary of the Army (1964) Assistant Secretary of Defense (1965) and Assistant Secretary of the Army (1961), Installations and Logistics.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are highly capable, multi-mission ships that can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States’ military strategy. They are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface threats. The ship contains a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st Century.

Displacement: 9,700 Long tons

Length: 510 ft

Beam: 59 ft

Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower

Speed: in excess of 30 knots

Range: 12,000 nautical miles

Crew: 329

Armament: Standard Missile (SM-2MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk; six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); Close In Weapon System (CIWS), 5-in. MK 45 Gun, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)

Aviation carried: Two LAMPS MK II MH-60 B/R helicopters with Penguin/ Hellfire missiles and MK 46/ MK 50 torpedoes

Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)
Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)
John Finn (DDG 113)
John Finn (DDG 113)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
USS Gravely (DDG 107)
USS Gravely (DDG 107)
USS Dewey (DDG 105)
USS Dewey (DDG 105)
Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)
John Finn (DDG 113)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
USS Gravely (DDG 107)
USS Dewey (DDG 105)