110923-N-AC979-243 KEY WEST Fla.(Sept. 23, 2011) USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrives at Naval Air Station Key West Friday, Sept. 23 in preparation for its formal commissioning ceremony to be held Oct. 1. The ship, named in honor of Adm. Raymond Spruance, commander of Carrier Task Force 16 during the World War II Battle of Midway, is commanded by Cmdr. Tate Westbrook of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The second Navy ship to bear the name and the 61st ship in the Arleigh Burke class of Navy destroyers, Spruance is a multi-mission ship that carries Tomahawk cruise missiles, a 5-inch gun, sonar systems and two helicopters. It is powered by four gas-turbine engines and is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots. While in Key West, the crew of 283 is planning to participate in various community relations projects as they prepare for the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael K. McNabb/Released)

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