The USS Nitze (DDG-94) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Nitze is named after Paul Henry Nitze, who served as Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense during President Johnson’s administration.
Commissioned on 5 March 2005, the USS Nitze has a displacement of approximately 9,200 long tons and stretches some 509 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home for two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
This oval-shaped coin is minted in bronze, finished with an antique patina, and pays tribute to the USS Nitze, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a portside view of the USS Nitze cutting through the ocean on her way to defend American freedoms. The reverse displays the shield and crest of the USS Nitze, imbued in bold colored enamel.
Each coin measures a 2 inch x 1 5/8 inch (50mm x 40mm) oval.
™ Department of the Navy. Officially Licensed by the Department of the Navy.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.