Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Ralph Johnson

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Nov. 15. In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship’s systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Due to the success of the trials, INSURV recommended the ship be accepted for delivery to the U.S. Navy. “The namesake of this ship is a true American patriot who sacrificed his life for the safety of his…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

April 8, 2017 – Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened its 31st -class guided missile destroyer, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), with approximately 1,000 guest in attendance at today’s ceremony. “These destroyers provide our leaders with the ability to conduct a wide range of missions,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. . “That kind of flexibility is increasingly important in the world of maritime competition. … USS Ignatius and her crew will be doing the nation’s work, providing credible options to our nation’s leaders for decades to come. They’ll be respected always, welcome…

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