USS Patrick Gallagher

USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG-127) is a planned United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer, the 77th overall for the class.[1][2] She will be named for Lance Corporal Patrick Gallagher (1944–1967), an Irish-born Marine who earned the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War.[3]

Unlike the previous two Arleigh Burke-class ships USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) and USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG-126) which were inserted into the previous multi-year contract and are planned to be built in the Flight III configuration, Patrick Gallagher was separately added to Navy shipbuilding plans by Congress and will be built in the Flight IIA configuration.[4][5] Bath Iron Works was awarded the contract for Patrick Gallagher on 28 September 2017[6] and construction started on 9 November 2018.[7]

USS Gallagher
Graphical depiction of USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG-127)
History
United States
Name: USS Patrick Gallagher
Namesake: Patrick Gallagher
Awarded: 28 September 2017[1]
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Status: Under construction
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
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight deck, Hangar bay

References

  1. ^ a b "Gallagher (DDG 127)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ "SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine" (Press release). U.S. Navy. 12 March 2018. NNS180312-11. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ LaGrone, Sam (12 March 2018). "Navy Names Destroyer After Irish Marine Patrick Gallagher". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ Eckstein, Megan (20 December 2017). "DDG-51 Program Preparing RFP For Next Multi-year Buy". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Contracts" (Press release). U.S. Department of Defense. 28 September 2017. CR-189-17. Retrieved 13 March 2018. …and award of one fiscal 2016 ship (DDG 127) in the Flight IIA configuration.
  6. ^ LaGrone, Sam (28 September 2017). "Bath Iron Works Awarded Second Flight III Destroyer In Two Ship Contract Modification". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Construction Begins on Future USS Patrick Gallagher" (Press release). United States Navy. 13 November 2019. NNS181113-08. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
List of current ships of the United States Navy

The United States Navy has approximately 490 ships in both active service and the reserve fleet, with approximately 90 more in either the planning and ordering stages or under construction, according to the Naval Vessel Register and published reports. This list includes ships that are owned and leased by the U.S. Navy; ships that are formally commissioned, by way of ceremony, and non-commissioned. Ships denoted with the prefix "USS" are commissioned ships. Prior to commissioning, ships may be described as a "pre-commissioning unit" or PCU, but are officially referred to by name with no prefix. US Navy support ships are often non-commissioned ships organized and operated by Military Sealift Command. Among these support ships, those denoted "USNS" are owned by the US Navy. Those denoted by "MV" or "SS" are chartered.

Current ships include commissioned warships that are in active service, as well as ships that are part of Military Sealift Command, the support component and the Ready Reserve Force, that while non-commissioned, are still part of the effective force of the U.S. Navy. Future ships listed are those that are in the planning stages, or are currently under construction, from having its keel laid to fitting out and final sea trials.

There exist a number of former US Navy ships which are museum ships (not listed here), some of which may be US government-owned. One of these, USS Constitution, a three-masted tall ship, is one of the original six frigates of the United States Navy. It is the oldest naval vessel afloat, and still retains its commission (and hence is listed here), as a special commemoration for that ship alone.

Flight I ships
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Flight IIA ships
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