US Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer

2 June 2011 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2011 18:30)

The US Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, on 4 June 2011 at Pier 2, Alabama State Docks, US. William P. Lawrence, designated as DDG 110, will perform a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to

The US Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, on 4 June 2011 at Pier 2, Alabama State Docks, US.

William P. Lawrence, designated as DDG 110, will perform a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection.

The 509ft-long 9,200t ship, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, is powered by four gas turbine engines to cruise at a speed of 30kts.

The destroyer will be capable of conducting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and will be equipped with offensive and defensive weapons to support maritime warfare.