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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