USS Jeremiah Denton

USS Jeremiah Denton (DDG-129) is a planned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, the 79th overall for the class.[1] She will be named in honor of former U.S. Senator for Alabama, Admiral Jeremiah Denton (USN), a Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, who was a recipient of the Navy Cross. Jeremiah Denton will be the fourth ship of the Flight III series.[2]

USS Jeremiah Denton (DDG-129) artist depiction
Graphical depiction of USS Jeremiah Denton (DDG-129)
United States
Name: USS Jeremiah Denton
Namesake: Jeremiah Denton
Awarded: 27 September 2018[1]
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Status: Authorized
General characteristics
Class and 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
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight deck, Hangar bay


  1. ^ a b "Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in honor of Navy Veteran, Vietnam War POW" (Press release). United States Navy. 4 January 2019. NNS190104-04. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
Guided missile destroyer

A guided-missile destroyer is a destroyer designed to launch guided missiles. Many are also equipped to carry out anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface operations. The NATO standard designation for these vessels is DDG. Nations vary in their use of destroyer D designation in their hull pennant numbering, either prefixing or dropping it altogether. The U.S. Navy has adopted the classification DDG in the American hull classification system.

In addition to the guns, a guided-missile destroyer is usually equipped with two large missile magazines, usually in vertical-launch cells. Some guided-missile destroyers contain powerful radar systems, such as the United States’ Aegis Combat System, and may be adopted for use in an anti-missile or ballistic-missile defense role. This is especially true of navies that no longer operate cruisers, so other vessels must be adopted to fill in the gap.

Flight I ships
Flight II ships
Flight IIA ships
Flight III ships

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