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Keel Laid: 22 August 2015
Christening: 7 December 2019
Commissioning: Upon completion of ship construction.
Armament:
Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile
Rolling Airframe Missile
CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)
Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts
Displacement: 100,000 long tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ mph)
Flight Deck Width : 256 feet
Height: 134 feet
Length: 1,106 feet
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding Division
Ship’s Sponsor: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy 
Motto: “Serve with Courage” 

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