The USS Shoup (DDG-86) 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 ship is named after Marine General David Monroe Shoup, Medal of Honor recipient and the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Commissioned on 22 June 2002, the USS Shoup 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 coin is minted in nickel, finished with an antique patina, and pays tribute to the USS Shoup, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a port view of the USS Shoup cutting through the ocean. The reverse features the shield and crest of the USS Shoup, imbued with bold colored enamel.
Each coin measures 2 inch (50mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.