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Meet Commander Kelechi Ndukwe the first Nigerian-American to take command of an US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Halsey (DDG-97) Arleigh Burke-class

Meet Commander Kelechi Ndukwe the first Nigerian-American to take command of an US Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Halsey (DDG-97) Arleigh Burke-class.

Displacement:
9,300 tons
Length:
509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam:
66 ft (20 m)
Draft:
31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion:
4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed:
30+ knots (55+ km/h)
Complement:
257 officers and enlisted
Armament:
1 × 5 inch (127 mm)/62 caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 naval gun
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 Autocannons
4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk 46 torpedoes
96-cell Mk 41 VLS for:
RIM-66 Standard Missile 2
BGM-109 Tomahawk
RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
Aircraft carried:
2 x MH-60 Seahawk helicopters

He takes over April 2, 2021.

1 comment

  1. Nigeria doesn’t have this ship…then this guy should just come and head our naval unit….ejoor…cos this ship will missile destroy all our fleet of armada….in one day…or better still..make we borrow the guy make he come use the ship reduce BH capabilities…

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