Huntington Ingalls Industries christens destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

HII file photo
HII file photo

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on Saturday, October 6.

The ship is the seventy-first in the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers and the thirty-third built by Ingalls.

DDG 121 honours Frank Emmanuel Petersen Jr., who was the US Marine Corps’ first African-American aviator and the service’s first African-American general.

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