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.”
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
10 December 2018