USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee

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United States
Name: USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee
Namesake: Lenah Higbee
Awarded: 3 June 2013
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 14 November 2017[1]
Sponsored by: Louisa Dixon, Virginia Munford, Rolanda Pickett Wilson[2]
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
Aviation facilities: Flight deck, Hangar bay

USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123) is a planned United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer, the 73rd overall for the class. She will be named for Chief Nurse Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (1874–1941), a pioneering Navy nurse who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.[3]

Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded the contract for Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee in June 2013, and began fabrication of the vessel in January 2017.[4] The ship's keel was laid in a ceremony at the Ingalls shipyards on 14 November 2017.[2]

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  1. ^ "Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Team Ships Public Affairs (15 November 2017). "Keel Laid for Future USS Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee" (Press release). Navy News Service. NNS171115-01. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ Kreisher, Otto (14 June 2016). "Mabus Names Arleigh Burke Destroyer After Higbee, First Woman Awarded Navy Cross". United States Naval Institute. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Ingalls starts fabrication of DDG 123". Marine Log. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.