An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Welcome to the destroyer USS John Basilone (DDG 122) official webpage.


The John Basilone (DDG 122) is the 72nd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the second ship in the United States Navy named in honor of Marine Corps Gunnery sergeant John Basilone (1916-1945), who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Guadalcanal Campaign in World War II.
January 10, 2020 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Carl M. Levin was held at the Bath Iron Works shipyard.
June 12, 2022 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Basilone was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 2 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
June 18, 2022 PCU John Basilone was christened during a 10.30 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Ms. Ryan Manion, president of the Travis Manion Foundation, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Carne M. Livingston is the prospective commanding officer.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic  |  1751 Morris Street  |  Norfolk, Virginia 23511-2808
Official U.S. Navy Website
Veteran's Crisis Line