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. She will be named for Lance Corporal Patrick Gallagher (1944–1967), an Irish-born Marine who earned the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War.
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. Bath Iron Works was awarded the contract for Patrick Gallagher on 28 September 2017 and construction started on 9 November 2018.
Graphical depiction of USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG-127)
|Name:||USS Patrick Gallagher|
|Awarded:||28 September 2017|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|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|
…and award of one fiscal 2016 ship (DDG 127) in the Flight IIA configuration.
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