USS Ralph Johnson set to arrive at Everett homeport

The newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is scheduled to arrive at its homeport of Naval Station Everett, April 27. Ralph Johnson will be the sixth U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Everett, including USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Kidd (DDG 100), and USS Sampson (DDG 102). Ralph Johnson was commissioned for active service on March 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. The ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Jason Patterson, leads the core crew of 314 officers and enlisted personnel.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 25, 2018

Elite Pacific Construction Inc.,* Kaneohe, Hawaii (N62478-18-D-4022); Su-Mo Builders Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-18-D-4023); RORE Inc.,* San Diego, California (N62478-18-D-4024); Environet Inc.,* Kamuela, Hawaii (N62478-18-D-4025); Insight Pacific LLC,* Brea, California (N62478-18-D-4026); GM/Bulltrack JV LLC,* Clackamas, Oregon (N62478-18-D-4027); and Alan Shintani Inc.,* Waipahu, Hawaii (N62478-18-D-4028), are each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award design-build/design-bid-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value including the base period and four option years for all seven contracts combined is $245,000,000. The…

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USS Ralph Johnson Port Call in Manzanillo

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrived in Manzanillo for a regularly scheduled port visit April 10. While in port, crew members will have a chance to participate in various activities to build upon friendships and experience the rich culture of Mexico. Planned engagements include a beach and mangrove area clean-up, and tours for senior Mexican naval officials, Mexican navy and marine personnel, and U.S. Embassy personnel stationed in Mexico. “We’re honored to be part of Ralph Johnson’s first crew, making the journey from Pascagoula to the West Coast of the…

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Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Ralph Johnson

The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), during a 10:00 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, March 24, at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina.  The future USS Ralph Johnson honors Marine Corps Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during the Vietnam War. On March 5, 1968, in an observation post overlooking the Quan Duc Valley, Johnson used his body to shield fellow Marines from a grenade, absorbing the blast and dying instantly.…

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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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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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