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CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.

Operational and Building Data
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME (YN 450)
Named by SecNav 23 May 2013
Fabrication begun 31 October 2014
Laid down 14 May 2018
Launched 27 October 2019
Commissioned 08 December 2021
Currently active, homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI

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Inouye 21kDaniel Ken "Dan" Inouye, September 7 1924 – December 17 2012) was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator from Hawaii, a member of the Democratic Party, and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2010 until his death in 2012, making him the highest-ranking Asian American politician in U.S. history. Inouye was the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. On May 23, 2013, the Navy announced that an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) would be named for him.Wolfgang Hechler
USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118)
871kThe U.S. Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), arrives at Joint Base Hickham-Pearl Harbor, 18 November 2021. Daniel Inouye made its maiden voyage, transiting to its home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prior to its commissioning in December. Inouye conducted a tour through the Hawaiian Islands to pay tribute to the memory and legacy of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye and his lengthy career of service to the people of Hawaii.
US Navy photo 211118-N-XM133-1002 by Anna Marie G. General
Dave Wright
315kThe crew of the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony, 08 December 2021. Homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, DDG 118 is the first U.S. Navy warship to honor the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, a U.S. senator from Hawaii who served from 1962 until his death in 2012. During World War II, Inouye served in the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated military units in U.S. history. For his combat heroism, which cost him his right arm, Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor.
US Navy photo 211208-N-HT014-2185 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla
Dave Wright
543kThe crew of the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), man the rails during its commissioning ceremony, 08 December 2021.
US Navy photo 211208-N-KL617-1620 by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelby Sanders
Dave Wright
Inouye 143kShips patch.Wolfgang Hechler

Commanding Officers
01CDR DonAnn Gilmore (PCU)07 March 2019 - present

Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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Last Updated 16 December 2021