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The Navy plans to commission the future destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) on Saturday, the Pentagon announced.

The ceremony will take place in Port Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday morning and is closed to the public because of COVID-19, according to a Defense Department press release. The commissioning can be watched through an online broadcast.

Delbert D. Black, an Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided-missile destroyer, is named for the service’s first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON).

“Commissioning a ship after the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is an honor without equal. The Navy has always been and will always be indelibly influenced by the leadership of our senior enlisted sailors epitomized by Delbert Black,” Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said in a statement.

“They are the ones who teach both our junior enlisted as well as our junior officers what it means to lead,” he continued. “They lay the keel by which the Navy operates, and as such this ship named for one of the most influential master chiefs ever to wear three stars will be a visible reminder of their importance to our Navy.”

The destroyer, which was built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., will be based in Mayport, Fla., along with several other DDGs, the Pentagon said.

Delbert D. Black wrapped up acceptance trials earlier this year, USNI News previously reported.

The ship’s commissioning had been slated for 2019 but was delayed after Delbert D. Black was damaged pier-side during a March 2019 accident in the Pascagoula shipyard. During the incident, a heavy-lift vessel bringing a floating dry dock to Pascagoula crashed into a testing barge that was operating next to Black. The National Transportation Safety Board in its incident report assessed the damage costs to be between $15 million and $20 million.

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this makes it the 69th Arleigh Burke destroy since first one was launched in 1989

in the last 30-odd years thats 69 units between Bath Iron Works and Ingalls ship building

two very formidable shipyards

the DDG-51 programme aims to build 85 in total with 2 more possibly to reach 87 units by 2021

these are the Flight IIA

off course then comes the Flight III and the final number of Arligh Burke could reach over 100 x DDG

with China building Type 052D+ Type 055 I think USN is in no mood to give up
 

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unbelievable

this makes it the 69th Arleigh Burke destroy since first one was launched in 1989

in the last 30-odd years thats 69 units between Bath Iron Works and Ingalls ship building

two very formidable shipyards

the DDG-51 programme aims to build 85 in total with 2 more possibly to reach 87 units by 2021

these are the Flight IIA

off course then comes the Flight III and the final number of Arligh Burke could reach over 100 x DDG

with China building Type 052D+ Type 055 I think USN is in no mood to give up
military equipment doesnt mean that much TO ME, when you are too broke or demotivated to fight a war.

US will not win any war in the near future and the US public will not authorize one either. let all the shipyards in US keep building, as if China hasnt even already outshipped the US navy already.
 

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unbelievable

this makes it the 69th Arleigh Burke destroy since first one was launched in 1989

in the last 30-odd years thats 69 units between Bath Iron Works and Ingalls ship building

two very formidable shipyards

the DDG-51 programme aims to build 85 in total with 2 more possibly to reach 87 units by 2021

these are the Flight IIA

off course then comes the Flight III and the final number of Arligh Burke could reach over 100 x DDG

with China building Type 052D+ Type 055 I think USN is in no mood to give up
Burke class is good but it's no match for Chinese Type 052D which has AESA, VLS launched surface to surface missiles, larger 130 mm main gun, larger 30 mm CIWS.
 

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Burke class is good but it's no match for Chinese Type 052D which has AESA, VLS launched surface to surface missiles, larger 130 mm main gun, larger 30 mm CIWS.
Burke has 96 VLS cells vs only 64 for the 052D ... that alone is already a very large advantage.
 

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Burke has 96 VLS cells vs only 64 for the 052D ... that alone is already a very large advantage.
Irrelevant. Burke lacks long range supersonic surface to surface missiles Type 052D has. Type 052D shoots YJ-18 and sinks Burke long before Burke can get into distance to shoot Harpoon.
 
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I'm only pointing out the fact Type 052D is far more advanced than Burke. Burke is a pretty old ship dating back to 1991.
Absolutely not; only Chinese Type 055 represent a fair comparison in the present.

Arleigh Burke class destroyers continue to receive significant updates from time-to-time.
 

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Burke has 96 VLS cells vs only 64 for the 052D ... that alone is already a very large advantage.
You have the take into consideration Chinese VLS cell size are far larger than MK41, which can house more capable missile for upgrade like mini ASBM while MK41 are likely not possible. The bigger cell also posed a lesser problem for development of next gen missile which may house more electronic or propulsion for longer range mission.
 

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You have the take into consideration Chinese VLS cell size are far larger than MK41, which can house more capable missile for upgrade like mini ASBM while MK41 are likely not possible. The bigger cell also posed a lesser problem for development of next gen missile which may house more electronic or propulsion for longer range mission.
Americans do not consider ASBM a maritime requirement but they can develop one which will fit into MK41 tube if really necessary.

MK41 functionally support a wide range of munitions regardless:



 

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