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DDG-80 USS Roosevelt Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch LEADERSHIP TRUTH LOYALTY

 USS ROOSEVELT
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
"DDG 80"
LEADERSHIP, TRUTH, LOYALTY
Military Patch

USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The Roosevelt is the second Flight IIA ship and the last US Navy destroyer to carry the 5"/54 Mk. 45 mod 3 gun. On 22 October 1996, the Secretary of the Navy, John H. Dalton, announced that the 30th ship of the Arleigh Burke-class, would be named Roosevelt. This is the first ship so named to honor both Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States and the former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt's keel was laid down on 15 December 1997, was launched on 10 January 1999, and christened on 23 January, sponsored by Mrs. Nancy Roosevelt Ireland, granddaughter of the ship's namesakes. The ship was commissioned on 14 October 2000 at Naval Station Mayport in Florida. On 16 February 2007, Roosevelt was awarded the 2006 Battle Efficiency "E" award.


SIZE:  5"  X  4"