USS Daniel Inouye

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USS Jason Dunham, another Flight IIA Arleigh Burke.
Name: USS Daniel Inouye
Namesake: Daniel Inouye[1]
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 31 October 2014[2]
Launched: TBA
Commissioned: Expected 2018
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

USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) will be an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy. The ship will be named to honor former United States Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.[1] Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II.[1]

Daniel Inouye will be the third of eight planned Flight IIA "technology insertion" ships, which will contain elements of the Flight III ships projected to begin with DDG-124.


  1. ^ a b c "Navy Names Next Two Destroyers" (Press release). Navy News Service. 23 May 2013. NNS130523-13. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fabrication Begins for the Future USS Daniel Inouye" (Press release). Navy News Service. 31 October 2014. NNS141031-13. Retrieved 25 August 2016.