US Navy commissions missile destroyer USS Delbert D Black (DDG-119) like Arleigh Burke in a ceremony, last 26 September to Port Canaveral, Florida.
The new ship is named after the first master chief petty officer of the American fleet.. This title is held by only one representative of sailors and petty officers., who represents and defends their interests in the top leadership of the armed forces.
DDG-119, became the 68th destroyer URO project "Arlie Burke", was built by Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoul, Mississippi. He will be based in Mayport (Florida) together with the ships of the same type USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) and USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117).
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers form the backbone of the US Navy's surface fleet. These highly efficient multipurpose ships carry out a wide variety of operations - from military presence in peacetime to national security
– indicates the Navy Recognition edition.
The destroyer has a crew 380 sailors and officers. He is armed with Mk launchers 41 (one PU with 32 and 64 cells, 96 missiles RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc), one 130-mm gun, two 25-mm automatic cannons Mk 38, four 12.7 mm machine guns, two three-pipe Mk 32 with torpedoes Mk 46 and one 20-mm anti-aircraft complex Phalanx CIWS.
Used as a power plant 4 gas turbine engine General Electric LM2500, developing maximum speed 31 node.