Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Set For Charleston, South Carolina Commissioning > United States Navy > News-Tales

Cmdr. Daniel Hancock, a 2002 graduate of the USA Naval Academy, is the commanding officer of the ship and leads the core crew of 32 officers and 297 enlisted personnel. The ship was constructed by Ingalls Shipbuilding is a shipyard situated in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship is sort of 510 ft lengthy, has a beam of 59 ft, and a navigational draft of 33 ft. 4 Normal Electrical LM 2500-30 fuel generators and two shafts energy the ship, making it able to pace in extra of 30 knots.

The ship is known as in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., who was the primary Black aviator and basic officer within the Marine Corps.

The ship’s motto, “Into the Tiger’s Jaw,” is a phrase utilized by Lieutenant Normal Petersen many occasions in his life and conveys the unbridled spirit confronting and overcoming social injustices and prejudices in addition to braveness and bravado in fight. It additionally served because the title of Petersen’s autobiography.

Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyers present a variety of warfighting capabilities in multi-threat air, floor, and subsurface environments. These ships reply to Low Depth Battle/Coastal and Littoral Offshore Warfare (LIC/CALOW) eventualities in addition to open-ocean battle independently or as items of Provider Strike Teams (CSG), Floor Motion Teams (SAG), and Expeditionary Strike Teams (ESG).

USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. shall be homeported at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.