USS Roosevelt Is Commissioned At Mayport

The nation's 30th Arleigh Burke class Destroyer, USS Roosevelt, was commissioned on October 14 at Mayport Naval Station Florida. Roosevelt is the premiere Ingalls-built Flight IIA destroyer, a variant of the Burke Class with full up helo facilities, carrying up to two SH-60B Seahawk helicopters.

The vessel's namesake honors America's 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Serving as the ship's sponsor was Nancy Roosevelt Ireland, while the Honorable Tillie Fowler, Congresswoman of the 4th District of Florida gave the Principal speech. Platform participants included RADM Wayne E. Meyer, USN; Fred Parker, DDG 51 class Shipbuilding Program manager; and Jerry St. Pe of Litton Industries.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 24,  Jan 2001 Maryland

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