Guided-Missile Destroyer MK 45 5-Inch Gun Live-Fire

US Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) fires rounds from the MK 45 5-inch gun during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. She is the 60th ship in her class and is currently in service. In 2016 the ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 21.
The ship is named for Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence (1930–2005), a naval aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, Mercury astronaut finalist, Vietnam War prisoner of war, a U.S. Third Fleet commander, a Chief of Naval Personnel, and a Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.
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