USS Spruance Commissioned

KEY WEST, FL -- Key West Florida, hosted the commissioning of the USS Spruance Saturday.

It is the Navy's most advanced Arleigh Burke-Class Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer.

The ship is named after Admiral Raymond Spruance, an aircraft carrier task force commander of who served in World War Two.

The 1.2 billion dollar multi-mission ship carries Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, a five-inch gun, sonar systems and two helicopters.

The ceremony was the first time Key West hosted a naval vessel commissioning.

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  • by Anony Mouse Location: Tallahassee, Florida on Oct 3, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    It's a Destroyer. Arleigh Burke Class. Very nice. Aegis,5" 54cal.rappid fire machine gun! Tomahawk cruise...Badass! Has it got a towed array? Would really love for this bad boy to be involved in ASW. You know that Iran has purchased some submarines...I'm just sayin'...Carry on.
  • by Ken Location: Crawfordville on Oct 3, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    I believe this is the 3rd ship of the line named for Admiral Spruance. Should be a fantastic ship! Now if they can only find a CO who won't be decommissioned...
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    I know it will be a beast. I was(temporarily)assigned to The Spruance 34 years ago, while awaiting The America.
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