USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)

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Career (United States)
Name: Lyndon B. Johnson
Namesake: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
Awarded: 15 September 2011[1]
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Status: Under construction[2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Zumwalt-class destroyer
Displacement: 14,564 tons[3]
Length: 600 ft (182.9 m)
Beam: 80.7 ft (24.6 m)
Draft: 27.6 ft (8.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 Rolls-Royce Marine Trent-30 gas turbines plus 2 Rolls-Royce RR4500 gas turbine generator sets,[4] 78 MW
Speed: 30.3 knots (56.1 km/h; 34.9 mph)
Complement: 140
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) (X-band, scanned array)
Volume Search Radar (VSR) (S-band, scanned array)
Armament: 20 × MK 57 VLS modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles.
Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
Tactical Tomahawk Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)
2 × 155 mm Advanced Gun System
920 × 155 mm total; 600 in automated store + Auxiliary store room with up to 320 rounds (non-automatic) as of April 2005
70-100 LRLAP rounds planned as of 2005 of total
2 × Mk 46 30 mm gun (GDLS)
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or
1 × MH-60R helicopter
3 × MQ-8 Fire Scout VTUAV

USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) is to be the third and final ship of the Zumwalt-class destroyer. The contract to build her was awarded to Bath Iron Works located in Bath, Maine, on 15 September 2011. The award, along with funds for the construction of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), was worth US$1.826 billion.[1][5] On 16 April 2012, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the ship would be named Lyndon B. Johnson in honor of Lyndon B. Johnson, who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969. DDG-1002 is the 34th ship named by the Navy after a U.S. president.[6]

Lyndon B. Johnson is a Zumwalt-class destroyer, 32 units of which were originally planned, the U.S. Navy eventually reduced this number to three units.[7] Designed as multi-mission ships with an emphasis on land attack and littoral warfare,[8] the class features the tumblehome hull form, reminiscent of ironclad warships.[9] In January 2013 the Navy solicited bids for a steel deckhouse as an option for DDG-1002 instead of the composite structures of the other ships in the class.[10] This change was made in response to cost overruns for the composite structure, but due to the tight weight margins in the class, required weight savings in other parts of the ship.[11]


  1. ^ a b "No Name (DDG 1002)". Naval Vessel Register. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Naval Sea Systems Command. Navy Begins Construction on DDG 1002 April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "DDG 1000 Flight I Design". Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. 2007. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "DDG 1001 and DDG 1002 Ship Construction Contract Award Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Naval Sea Systems Command. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Navy Names Zumwalt Class Destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson" (Press release). 16 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ O'Rourke, Ronald (3 February 2012). "Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Federation of American Scientists. p. 42. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Work on new destroyer begins". United Press International ( 11 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class - Multimission Destroyer, United States of America". Net Resources International. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Fabey, Michael (25 January 2013). "U.S. Navy Seeks Alternate Deckhouse For DDG-1002". Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. 
  11. ^ "Navy Switches from Composite to Steel."

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