23 May '12, 2pm

.@SECNAV Ray Mabus names new destroyer DDG 116 after Navy Captain Thomas Hudner Jr @USSConstitution

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus held a ship-naming ceremony at USS Constitution in Charlestown, Mass., May 22. Mabus announced the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 116, will be named after Medal of Honor recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. "The USS Thomas Hudner will ensure that future generations of Sailors and Marines, future generations of Americans, and people all around the world who see or come in contact with the USS Hudner will know about the extraordinary efforts of her namesake," said Mabus. The ceremony took place next to Constitution at approximately 11 a.m. and concluded at 11:30 a.m. with Hudner and his family in attendance. "It makes me very proud that the ship and the name are going to represent everybody in the Navy," said Hudner. "It's really hard to describe. I just hope she also makes...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=67339

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