DDG-54 USS Curtis Wilbur Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch PRODENS POTENS PATRIA

"DDG 54"
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USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) is the fourth Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Curtis Wilbur was named for Curtis D. Wilbur, forty-third Secretary of the Navy, who served under President Calvin Coolidge. Built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, she was commissioned in Long Beach, California, on 19 March 1994. In October 1994, Curtis Wilbur became the first Aegis-equipped ship to integrate women into the crew.  In March 2011, in company with the carrier Ronald Reagan,, the ship was deployed off northeastern Honshu, Japan to assist with relief efforts after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. During that time, the ship may have been exposed to leaking radiation from the Fukushima I nuclear accidents.

SIZE:  5"  X  4"