ddg-120 uss carl m. levin - seaforces online

HOME | US Navy - ships | US Navy - air units | USMC - air units | International Navies | Weapon Systems | Special Reports

 
 
US Navy - Guided Missile Destroyer
DDG 120 - USS Carl M. Levin
 
ddg-120 uss carl m. levin insignia crest patch badge arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy 02x ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath iron works maine 05x
09/21
Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG; Arleigh Burke class, Flight IIA TI
Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA
 
STATUS:
Awarded: March 14, 2014
Laid down: February 1, 2019
Launched: May 16, 2021
Commissioned: 2022?
outfitting + trials
 
Homeport:
Namesake: Senator Carl M. Levin (1934-2021)
Ships Motto: TENACIOUS IN THE FIGHT
Technical data: see: INFO > Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG
 
images

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 11

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 03

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 10

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 14
launching at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Maine - May 16, 2021

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 08 launching
launching at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Maine - May 16, 2021

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 05
prepared for launching - May 2021

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 06
prepared for launching - May 2021

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 15
prepared for launching - May 2021

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 07

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 09

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 02

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 04

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 13
August 2019

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy aegis bath gdbiw 12
July 2019
 
 
USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120):

 
Carl Milton Levin (June 28, 1934 - July 29, 2021)
 
... was an American attorney and politician who served as a United States senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 2001 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2015.

Born in Detroit, Levin graduated from Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School. He worked as the general counsel of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1964 to 1967, and as a special assistant attorney general for the Michigan Attorney General's Office. Levin was a member of the Detroit City Council from 1969 to 1977, serving as the council's president for the last four of those years.

In 1978, Levin ran for the United States Senate, defeating Republican incumbent Robert P. Griffin. Levin was re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008. On March 7, 2013, Levin announced that he would not seek a seventh term to the Senate. On March 9, 2015, Levin announced he was joining the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. At the same time, he founded the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School, dedicated to "strengthening the integrity, transparency, and accountability of public and private institutions by promoting and supporting bipartisan, fact-based oversight; advancing good governance, particularly with respect to the legislative process; and promoting civil discourse on current issues of public policy".

Levin became Michigan's senior senator in 1995, and he was the longest-serving senator in the state's history. At the time of his retirement Levin was the fourth longest-serving incumbent in the U.S. Senate. He released his memoir, Getting to the Heart of the Matter: My 36 Years in the Senate, in March 2021. It was published by Wayne State University Press.


Personal life:

Carl Levin married Barbara Halpern in 1961 and they have three daughters: Kate, Laura, and Erica.

Levin's family has long been active in Michigan politics. His older brother, Sander M. Levin, has represented Michigan's 12th congressional district in the House of Representatives since 1983. Sandy's son (Carl's nephew) Andy Levin was a policy analyst for the AFL-CIO and later ran unsuccessfully for the Michigan Senate. Carl's uncle Theodore Levin, was a chief judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Carl's first cousin Charles Levin was a Michigan Supreme Court judge; another first cousin, Joseph Levin, was a candidate for the House.

In 2007 he received the Freedom medal.

In March 2021, Levin disclosed that he had lung cancer. He died at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on July 29, 2021, at age 87.

source: wikipedia


carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 02
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus(left) and retired US Sen. Carl M. Levin sport new command ball caps after
a ship-naming ceremony at the General Motors Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit - April 2016


carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 03
April 2016

carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 04
April 2016

carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 07
Sen. Carl Levin speaks to an audience of 300 during the official naming ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) - January 2007

carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 06
President George W. Bush is surrounded by members of Congress and senior Defense Department leaders (Sen. Levin left)
as he signs the National Defense Authorization Act at the Pentagon on November 24, 2003


carl milton levin senator michigan uss ddg 05
 
 
patches + more

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin insignia crest patch badge arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy 02c

ddg-120 uss carl m. levin insignia crest patch badge arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer us navy 02p
 
 
| seaforces.org | USN ships start page |