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USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG-115)

CLASS - BURKE As Built.

Operational and Building Data
Named by SecNav February 17 2012.
Keel laid at BIW October 30 2014.
Christened at BIW October 31 2015.

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Peralta 21kSergeant Rafael Peralta (April 7 1979 November 15 2004) assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, was a United States Marine killed in combat during Second Battle of Fallujah in the city of Fallujah, Iraq. In September 2008, his family was notified that he was awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest award a United States Marine can receive.Ron Reeves
Peralta 33kStart of Fabrication banner at Bath Iron Works, December 19 2011.Bill Gonyo
Peralta 141kThe stern section of the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) awaits transit into the Ultra Hull facility at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. Photo courtesy of General Dynamics.Bill Gonyo
Peralta 144k151031-M-SA716-052. Bath, Maine, October 31 2015, U.S. Marines, Sailors, and guests honor the American and Navy flag during the USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, Oct. 31, 2015. The destroyer was named after Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta who was killed during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004. U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Gabriela Garcia.Ron Reeves
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Christening Program - October 31 2015.
Ron Reeves
Peralta 163kUSS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) before the christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on October 31 2015. US Marine Corps Photo.Tommy Trampp
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Christening October 31 2015.
Ron Reeves
Peralta 95k161216-N-DM751-001. Bath, Maine, December 16 2016, the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. U.S. Navy photo.Ron Reeves
Peralta 146k161017-N-DM751-001. Bath, Maine, October 17 2016, the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder's trials off the coast of Maine. U.S. Navy Photo.Ron Reeves
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Ship's patch.
Ron Reeves

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