USS Carl M. Levin

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History
United States
Name: USS Carl M. Levin
Namesake: Carl Levin[1]
Awarded: 14 March 2014
Builder: Bath Iron Works[1]
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

USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) will be a United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer, the 70th overall for the class. The ship will be named for Carl Levin, a former United States Senator and Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services.[1]

The contract for the ship, along with the name, was first announced in a press release from General Dynamics, parent company of Bath Iron Works, on 31 March 2016,[2] the official designation of DDG 120 as the Carl M. Levin by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was announced on 11 April 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Secretary Mabus Names Next Destroyer Carl M. Levin" (Press release). Navy News Service. 11 April 2016. NNS160411-12. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "DDG 120 contract awarded to GD/BIW" (Press release). General Dynamics. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2017.