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Lassen (DDG 82) Commissioned In Florida

The newest guided-missile Aegis destroyer, Lassen (DDG 82) christened on November 6, 1999, was commissioned into the Fleet in Tampa Bay, Fla., on April 21, 2001. The technologically advanced Aegis warship carries the namesake of Commander Clyde Everett Lassen USN (Ret),

 

An Artistic Interpretation

In the distance, storm clouds drop their torrent upon the sea as the ship breaks through heavy seas. The number on her bow — 85 — disappears and reappears with each crest of the waves. Suddenly above the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer,

 
 
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