The Arleigh Burke: Linchpin of the Navy Asia-Pacific Defense FORUM Fall 1998 -- Boasting more firepower per ton than any other class of ship in the world, Arleigh Burke destroyers represent the futureof the U.S. Navy. They are expected to be the largest class in the fleet after the year 2000.
Navy Commissions New Destroyer Roosevelt, NAVSEA News Wire, 20 October 2000 -- The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer Roosevelt (DDG 80) Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at the Naval Station in Mayport, Fla.
Navy To Christen Destroyer Bulkeley (DDG 84), Navy Office of Information, Washington DC, 23 June 2000 -- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Bulkeley (DDG 84), will be christened Saturday, June 24, 2000, during a 10 a.m. (local time) ceremony at Litton's Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
NEW SHIP NAMED IN HONOR OF SEN. CHAFEE November 1, 1999 -- The President has announced his decision to name the 40th ship of the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer to honor Sen. John Hubbard Chafee of Providence, R.I., (1922-1999).
Secretary of the Navy assigns new ship name NAVY WIRE SERVICE 25 October 1999 -- Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig has announced his decision to name the 39th ship of the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers, "Mustin" (DDG 89).
PCU Porter completes sea trials NAVY WIRE SERVICE (NWS) - 17 December 1998 --- Pre-Commissioning Unit Porter (DDG 78) recently completed shipbuilders trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
Porter will be commissioned March 10, 1999 at Port Canaveral,
Fla., and assigned to Naval Station Norfolk.