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The Ship

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The USS Lenah Sutcliff Higbee (DDG-123) is the second US Navy ship to bear the name.  She is the Navy’s 36th Arleigh Burke class Guided-Missile Destroyer and will conduct a variety of operations from peacetime presence and crisis response to sea control and power projection. DDG 123 will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and will contain a combination of offensive and defensive weapon systems designed to support maritime warfare, including integrated air and missile defense and vertical launch capabilities. She is 509’ long, with a beam of 66’, and displaces 9,200 tons.

Powered by four gas turbines generating 100,000 shaft horsepower she has a top speed in excess of 30 knots. Her armaments include up to 96 missiles, a 5” long range gun, anti-surface and anti-aircraft systems, torpedoes and the Aegis combat system. She can embark two helos armed with missiles and torpedoes.

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