MEMORANDUM FOR PROGRAM
EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR SURFACE COMBATANTS
DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING DIVISION (N80)
Subj: DESIGNATION OF THE
21ST CENTURY DESTROYER LEAD SHIP
1. The Joint Requirements Oversight Council has validated the Operational Requirements Document for the 21st Century Destroyer. Since this will be the first new surface combatant class to be awarded in the twenty-first century, the lead ship hull classification and hull number shall be designated DD 21.
2. I request you update all relevant documents and ship databases to reflect this designation.
DANIEL J. MURPHY, JR.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, Surface Warfare