Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) today. The ship is named in honor of the first woman to receive the Navy Cross. “It is always exciting to celebrate the keel authentication of another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said during a shipyard ceremony this morning. “The keel authentication is an important milestone in a ship’s life, as we lay the foundation upon which this great ship will be built. Like…

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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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