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Franklin D.
Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

USS Roosevelt
(DDG 80)
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The USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)

Commissioned on October 14, 2000 in a ceremony at her home port in Mayport, Florida, the USS Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke -class Aegis guided missile destroyer. The USS Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt was named after America's 32nd president and his wife to honor Franklin Roosevelt's achievements as Commander-in-Chief and Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment and contributions to securing worldwide human rights. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's granddaughter, Nancy Roosevelt Ireland, was the ship's sponsor and officially christened her. Read More...