Guided missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118)

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Basic information

Senator Daniel Inouye
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Ship measurements

9,700 t
155.29 m
20 m
9.4 m


Propulsion system:
  • 3 * Allison AG9140 Generators (2,500 kW (3,400 hp) each, 440 V)
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbines each generating 26,250 bhp (19,570 kW)
  • 2 * shafts, each driving a five-bladed reversible controllable-pitch propeller
  • Total output: 105,000 bhp (78,000 kW)
31 knots
4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots (8,100 km at 37 km/h)



Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * RHIB
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D radar
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPG-62 fire-control radar
  • AN/SQS-53C sonar array
  • AN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • MK 53 Nulka Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • 1 * 5-inch (127 mm)/62 Mk. 45 Mod 4 (lightweight gun)
  • 1 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * 25 mm Mk 38 Autocannons
  • 96-cell Mk. 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
  • BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile
  • RIM-66M Surface-to-Air Missile with an ASuW mode
  • RIM-156 Surface-to-Air Missile
  • RIM-161 Anti-Ballistic Missile
  • RIM-162 ESSM quadpacked configuration
  • RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
  • RIM-174A Standard ERAM
  • 2 * Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes:
  • Mark 46 torpedo
  • Mark 50 torpedo
  • Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo
  • 2 * SH/MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
  • Aviation facilities:
  • Flight deck and enclosed hangars for two MH-60R LAMPS III helicopters

USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) is an Arleigh Burke-class (Flight IIA Technology Insertion) Aegis guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy. The ship is named to honor former United States Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II.

Daniel Inouye is the third of eight planned Flight IIA «technology insertion» ships, which contains elements of the Flight III ships projected to begin with DDG-125.

Daniel Inouye's keel was laid on 14 May 2018 and christened by Inouye's widow, Irene Hirano Inouye, on 22 June 2019. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works delivered the ship to the U.S. Navy on 8 March 2021. She was commissioned on 8 December 2021 in a ceremony at her homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Maggie Inouye, with presence of Jessica Inouye and Jennifer Sabas, giving the order to «man our ship and bring her to life» in the place of Irene Hirano Inouye, who died in 2020.

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