USS Delbert D. Black Joins the Fleet

September 26, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) today. Due to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the commissioning was a private event. Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was represented by Assistant Secretary of the Navy James Guerts with Master…

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Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Sails Away from Ingalls Shipbuilding

September 4, 2020 – Destroyer Delbert D. Black departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division today, sailing to its homeport in Mayport, Florida. “Our shipbuilders have done an excellent job throughout the construction of Delbert D. Black preparing the new Aegis destroyer to join the Navy’s fleet,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “Today we celebrate the continued monumental…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Delbert D. Black

April 24, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Apr. 24. Accepting delivery of DDG 119 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials for Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

March 17, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed the third and final round of sea trials for Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Delbert D. Black(DDG 119). “DDG 119 just completed a very successful sea trial demonstrating shipboard systems to ensure the future delivery of another quality, state-of-the-art surface combatant,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said.…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Successfully Completes Second Builder’s Trials for Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

February 26, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully completed the second builder’s sea trials of guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. “It truly takes…

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