Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division celebrated the christening of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) November 4th with approximately 1,200 guests in attendance. “This ship is a fitting tribute to the master chief who set the tone for all of us to follow as authentic, competent and courageous leaders,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano, who served as keynote speaker. “This ship represents the enlisted force perhaps more than any other ship in the Navy.” The ship is named in…

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Future USS Ralph Johnson to be Commissioned in Charleston March 24th

On Oct. 19, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Ralph Johnson, commanded by Cmdr. Jason Patterson, a Chicago native, is the 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 30th DDG 51 class destroyer built by the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard. It is the first warship named for Medal of Honor recipient Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson.  Johnson, a native of Charleston, posthumously…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Portland (LPD 27) to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the U.S. Navy September 18th. “Today is a great day for this collective industry and customer team,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “For many of the shipbuilders, Supervisor of Shipbuilding representatives and members of the Navy program office, this is the 11th ship they have built and delivered together. Their personal commitment to excellence has become the hallmark of the LPD program, and we are positioned to continue that tradition on future…

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US Navy Launches Future USS Delbert D. Black

The U.S. Navy launched future guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Sept. 8. The process of launching a ship is a multi-day process that includes moving the ship from the land-level facility to the dry dock, which is then slowly flooded until the ship is afloat. With the ship in the water, final outfitting and production can commence.  “Production efforts on our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers remain strong,” said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “With four…

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded Contract to Repair USS Fitzgerald

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) when it returns to the United States. The ship will be brought to Ingalls’ facilities in Pascagoula for the repairs. “Ingalls and all of its employees regret the tragic circumstances that will bring the ship to Pascagoula,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, “but it is an honor and a privilege to work with the Navy to return the ship to the fleet in the shortest time…

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