The first U.S. Navy ship named for Rafael Peralta (7 April 1979–15 November 2004). For additional information see Named for Sergeant Rafael Peralta.
(DDG-115: displacement 9,140; length 510'; beam 59'; draft 31'; speed 30+ knots; complement 314; armament 1 5-inch, Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) for 96 BGM-109 Tomahawks, RGM-84 Harpoons, SM-2MR Standards, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM), and RUM-139 VL-ASROC Antisubmarine Rockets, 1 Close In Weapon System (CIWS), 2 25 millimeter, 4 machine guns, 6 Mk 32 torpedo tubes, and Kingfisher mine-avoidance system; aircraft 2 Sikorsky MH-60B/R Seahawks; class Arleigh Burke)
Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) was laid down on 30 October 2014 at Bath, Maine, by Bath Iron Works; sponsored by Mrs. Rosa M. Peralta, mother of the late Sgt. Peralta; completed her acceptance trials off the coast of Maine on 16 December 2016; and was delivered to the Navy on 3 February 2017. Rafael Peralta was commissioned at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, Calif., on 29 July 2017
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
29 July 2017