USS John Basilone
|Name:||USS John Basilone|
|Awarded:||3 June 2013|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|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|
USS John Basilone (DDG-122) is a planned United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer, the 72nd overall for the class. The ship will be named for United States Marine Corps Gunnery sergeant John Basilone, who received the nation's highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for heroism during the Guadalcanal Campaign in World War II. Basilone was the only enlisted Marine to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross in World War II.
- "Secretary Mabus Names Destroyer for Medal of Honor Recipient" (Press release). Navy News Service. 16 August 2016. NNS160816-15. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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