USS Jack H. Lucas

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USS Jack H. Lucas
USS Jack H. Lucas.jpg
Graphical depiction of the DDG-125.
United States
Name: USS Jack H. Lucas
Namesake: Jacklyn H. Lucas
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Commissioned: 2023 (Expected)[1]
Status: Authorized
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 510 feet (160m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 33 feet (10m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 35+ knots
Complement: 380 Officers and Enlisted
Armor: Kevlar-type armor with steel hull. Numerous passive surivivability meausures.
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight Deck and Hangar Bay

USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) will be an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, first of the Flight III variants[3] and 75th overall in the class. She is named after Captain Jacklyn H. Lucas, recipient of the Medal of Honor. On 17 September 2016, she was named by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.[1]


Jacklyn Harold "Jack" Lucas (1928-2008) was a U.S. Marine, and later U.S. Army Airborne Officer—who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Iwo Jima, at the age of 17. Lucas earned a business degree from High Point University and was initiated into the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (Delta Omega Chapter). When the keel of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) (christened in 2000) was laid, Lucas placed his Medal of Honor citation in the ship's hull, where it remains sealed. He is the youngest Marine and the youngest serviceman in World War II to be awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Secretary Mabus Names Two Destroyers for Medal of Honor Recipients". US Navy. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "DDG-51 Arleigh Burke - Specifications". 19 May 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  3. ^ LaGrone, Sam (28 June 2017). "Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded First Flight III Arleigh Burke Destroyer". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract to Build Destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125)". GlobeNewswire. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 

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