US Navy commissions destroyer Delbert D. Black

The HII-built future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Delbert D. Black during sea trials (Photo: US Navy)

The US Navy commissioned its newest warship, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black, in a private ceremony on Saturday, September 26.

Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, the 160-metre vessel is the 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be delivered to the navy.

The destroyer honours Delbert D. Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the US Navy.

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