USS William Charette (DDG-130)

USS William Charette (DDG-130) is a planned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, the 80th overall for the class.[1] She will be named in honor of Master Chief William R. Charette, a Korean War veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor. William Charette will be the fifth ship of the Flight III series.[2]

USS William Charette (DDG-130) artist depiction
Graphical depiction of USS William Charette (DDG-130)
United States
Name: USS William Charette
Namesake: William Charette
Awarded: 27 September 2018[1]
Builder: Bath Iron Works
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 "William Charette (DDG 130)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ "SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient" (Press release). United States Navy. 18 March 2019. NNS190318-03. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
Hospital corpsman

A hospital corpsman (HM) (or corpsman for short) is an enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy, who may also serve in a U.S. Marine Corps unit. The corresponding rating within the United States Coast Guard is Health Services Technician (HS).

Flight I ships
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