USS Sam Nunn

USS Sam Nunn (DDG-133) is a planned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, the 83th overall for the class.[1] She will be named in honor of Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr., a U.S. Senator represented Georgia who served the Senate from 1972 to 1997 and served as chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. On 6 May 2019 she was named by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer.[2]

USS Sam Nunn (DDG-133) artist depiction
Graphical depiction of USS Sam Nunn (DDG-133)
History
United States
Name: USS Sam Nunn
Namesake: Sam Nunn
Awarded: 27 September 2018[1]
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
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
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight deck, Hangar bay

References

  1. ^ a b "Sam Nunn (DDG 133)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "SECNAV Names New Destroyer In Honor of US Senator from Georgia" (Press release). United States Navy. 6 May 2019. NNS190506-01. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
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