U.S. Navy Releases Name of Deceased Arleigh Burke Sailor – US Navy Press Release – August 4, 2022
Seaman Recruit was lost at sea on August 1, 2022.
“This bright, young man made an oversized positive impact on Arleigh Burke. My entire crew’s thoughts and prayers are with Seaman Recruit Spearman’s family and friends. We offer our most sincere condolences for their loss.”CDR. Pete Flynn, Commanding Officer, USS Arleigh Burke
“Thank you to the Swedish and German navies, the U.S. Air Force, and the Sailors from Arleigh Burke for their extensive efforts to search for our shipmate.”
Spearman, of North Carolina, enlisted on Nov. 10, 2021. He reported to Arleigh Burke on April 21, 2022 after his training at Great Lakes, Ill.
Arleigh Burke In Memoriam Page
Sea Trials Captain at BIW from 1984 to 2016
Obituary – Portland Press Herald – July 24, 2022
At 80, shipyard skipper to step back after Zumwalt trials – David Sharp – Seattle Times – May 22, 2016
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He served on DDG51 as Auxiliaries Officer, Electrical Officer, Material Officer, and coordinated the first two Chief of Naval Operations availabilities for the DDG 51 Class.
He held several later positions contributing to the success of the class, including Ship Superintendent, Planning Yard OIC, Post Delivery Coordinator, Class Chief Engineer, Regional Maintenance Center Commander, and PEO Ships.
Congratulations to VADM John Nowell, Jr. on retirement after 38 years of service.
One of eight Arleigh Burke shipmates (to date) that have made flag.
Commander Peter Flynn relieved Commander Patrick Chapman as Commanding Officer on Friday, May 20th, 2022. Read more…
When this was drafted, we did not realize one hull was delayed, so the 71st hull number was actually the 70th delivered.
USS Frank E Petersen, DDG 121 was commissioned on Friday, joining the fleet as the 71st in the class.
It wasn’t clear that the class would be this enduring. In 1985, the plan was for 29 ships, to (mostly) replace the Charles F Adams and Coontz class.
Construction continued past 29, ending with #112 as the Navy’s interest was shifting towards DDG1000 and LCS.
After several years gap, it became apparent that the DDG1000 and LCS capability was not panning out, and the DDG51 production line restarted.
Current discussion is for production contracts to extend through 2027, some 42 years after the initial contract was signed for DDG51.
So why has the design proved enduring?
Arleigh Burke completed Engineering Light Off Assessment, Damage Control Material Assessment, and Board of Inspection and Survey
Arleigh Burke was recently announced as a winner of Battle E Award for 2021. The Battle “E” recognizes the top ship in each squadron and is awarded for demonstrating sustained superior performance, operational effectiveness, and continuous readiness. This is the same award that was presented to then LCDR Arleigh Burke’s ship, USS Mugford (DD-389), in 1939-1940.