US Navy accepts future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Ignatius

February 26, 2019

Naval Technology:

The US Navy has accepted the delivery of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), from the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

The delivery was marked by the signing of the DD 250 document. Named in honour of former US Navy Secretary Paul Robert Ignatius, the vessel is anticipated to leave the shipyard in June with commissioning planned to take place later this year.

Prior to the acceptance of the vessel, Paul Ignatius has undergone a series of at-sea and pier-side trials that tested its material and operational readiness.

Ingalls DDG programme manager George Nungesser said: “This event is the culmination of hard work and dedication by thousands of shipbuilders, industry partners from nearly every state, as well as our Navy SUPSHIP Gulf Coast shipmates who worked with us each and every day to ensure DDG 117 became a mission-capable ship.

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