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USS George M. Neal (DDG-131) is a planned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, the 81th overall for the class.[1] She will be named in honor of Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal, a Korean War veteran and prisoner of war, who was a recipient of the Navy Cross.[2] George M. Neal will be the sixth ship of the Flight III series.

USS George M. Neal (DDG-131) artist depiction.jpg
Graphical depiction of USS George M. Neal (DDG-131)
History
United States
Name: USS George M. Neal
Namesake: George M. Neal
Awarded: 27 September 2018[1]
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Status: Authorized
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 510 ft (160 m)
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight deck, Hangar bay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "George M. Neal (DDG 131)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ "SECNAV Names Destroyer in Honor of US Navy, Korean War Veteran" (Press release). United States Navy. 26 March 2019. NNS190326-09. Retrieved 26 March 2019.