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Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)

The first U.S. Navy ship named for Lyndon Baines Johnson (27 August 1908–22 January 1973), the 36th President of the United States.

(DDG-1002: class Zumwalt)

The Navy awarded Bath Iron Works Corp., of Bath, Maine, the contract to build Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) on 15 September 2011. The ship was laid down at Bath on 30 January 2017; co-sponsored by Mrs. Lynda B. Johnson-Robb and Mrs. Luci B. Johnson, the late President Johnson’s daughters; and launched on 9 December 2018.

“It is truly impressive,” Capt. Jeremy Gray, her prospective commanding officer, reflected proudly, “to see the ship afloat in the Kennebec River for the first time and we look forward to taking her to sea.”

Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr. (right), and the ship’s sponsors, Lynda B. Johnson-Robb (left) and Luci B. Johnson (center), unveil an artist’s painting of the ship during her naming ceremony at Washington, D.C., 16 April 2012. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers, U.S. Navy Photograph 120416-N-AC887-007, Navy NewsStand)
Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr. (right), and the ship’s sponsors, Lynda B. Johnson-Robb (left) and Luci B. Johnson (center), unveil an artist’s painting of the ship during her naming ceremony at Washington, D.C., 16 April 2012. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers, U.S. Navy Photograph 120416-N-AC887-007, Navy NewsStand)
An artist renders how the future Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) will likely appear, released on 16 April 2012. Note the unique silhouette of the Zumwalt class guided missile destroyers. (Lt. Shawn Eklund, U.S. Navy Photograph 120416-N-AL577-001, Navy NewsStand)
An artist renders how the future Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) will likely appear, released on 16 April 2012. Note the unique silhouette of the Zumwalt class guided missile destroyers. (Lt. Shawn Eklund, U.S. Navy Photograph 120416-N-AL577-001, Navy NewsStand)

Detailed history pending.

Mark L. Evans
10 December 2018

Published: Mon Dec 10 13:41:48 EST 2018