US Navy will commission tomorrow USS Delbert Black DDG-119 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

According to news published by the Florida Today website, U.S. Navy will commission the USS Delbert Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in Port Canaveral on September 26, 2020.


According to news published by the Florida Today website, U.S. Navy will commission the USS Delbert Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in Port Canaveral on September 26, 2020.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert Black (DDG 119) conducts the second builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Picture source U.S. Navy)


The USS Delbert Black DDG 119 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer was launched on 8 September 2017. On 12 March 2020, the ship successfully completed acceptance trials, after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding division and delivered to the U.S. navy in April 2020.

The USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. It has a crew of 380 sailors including officers and enlisted. The Arleigh Burke-class employs all-steel construction and comprises four separate variants or "Flights." DDG 51-71 represent the original design and are designated as Flight I ships; DDG 72-78 are Flight II ships; DDGs 79-116 are Flight IIA ships in service, and will continue through DDGs 124 and 127.

The USS Delbert D. Black is armed with one 32 cells, one 64 cells Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles, one 5 inches (130 mm)/62 naval cannon, two 25 mm Mk 38 automatic cannons, four .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns, tow Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes, and one 20 mm Phalanx CIWS (Close-In Weapon System).

The USS Delbert D. Black is motorized with four General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbine Engines (GTEs). Each Engine Room contains two LM2500s, one propulsion reduction gear to convert the high speed, low torque output of the gas turbine engine to low speed, high torque output suitable to drive the propulsion shafting, and the related support systems and equipment. She has a maximum speed of 31 knots.


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