14 Apr '17, 12am

#ICYMI: @USNavy's newest guided-missile destroyer christened #USSPaulIgnatius

The USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer, was christened April 8 at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, UPI reports . The vessel is the first to take the name and is in honor of Paul Ignatius, who served as the secretary of the Navy, assistant secretary of defense for installations and logistics, as well as a commissioned lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. The principal speaker at the ceremony was Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, while Nancy Ignatius, wife of Paul Ignatius, served as the ship’s sponsor. Ship’s sponsor Nancy Ignatius christens the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), named for her husband, former Secretary of the Navy Paul Ignatius, on April 8, 2017, in Pascagoula, Miss. Also pictured are Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Joh...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/new-guided-missile-des...

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