Future USS Thomas Hudner to be Commissioned in Boston

On June 12, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre Commissioning Unit Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Boston. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, a Peculiar, Missouri native, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW). It is the first warship named for naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner. Hudner, a native of…

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Future USS Thomas Hudner Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed acceptance trials May 3 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), the governing body that recommends the ship be delivered to the Navy, evaluated the ship’s construction and compliance with Navy specifications. INSURV reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications…

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Future USS Thomas Hudner Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials

Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed builder’s trials, March 31, after spending four days underway. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works (BIW), and the Navy to assess the ship’s systems and its readiness for delivery. “With the successful completion of these trials, we move closer to adding DDG 116 and her exceptional capabilities to the fleet,” said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The Navy and industry team worked…

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