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  • Navy Bets On Arleigh Burkes To Sail Until 2072; 40 Years Afloat For Some

    10/06/2012 9:41:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    AOL Defense ^ | October 5, 2012 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    Navy Bets On Arleigh Burkes To Sail Until 2072; 40 Years Afloat For Some Tomorrow morning, at Manhattan's Pier 88, the Navy will commission its newest destroyer, DDG-112. The USS Michael Murphy's namesake was uncompromisingly heroic, a Navy SEAL who died earning the Medal of Honor in Afghanistan. The ship itself, however, embodies a series of cost-conscious compromises that will keep the Navy sailing a 1980s design -- albeit much upgraded --until at least 2072. These destroyers are and will long remain the Navy's mainstay. The Arleigh Burke class to which the Murphy belongs is built to carry the Aegis...
  • The Navy's Newest Guided Missile Destroyer Is A Deadly Beauty

    10/06/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/5/12 | Daniel Goodman
    The U.S. Navy's newest destroyer class warship, the 510-foot USS Michael Murphy, recently laid anchor at New York City's Pier 88 for its commissioning ceremony. On Saturday, the ship will participate in a long standing naval tradition, the commissioning ceremony, which marks the moment a new ship is formally placed in active service. Of course, we will be there tomorrow to cover the action. The US Navy will also be live streaming the event. The new ship consists of a crew of 290 well-trained Navy service-men and -women led by Commander Thomas E. Shultz. The ship is named after Navy...