US Navy’s latest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer aces sea trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed acceptance trials for US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123).

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Completing a successful sea trial is always a significant accomplishment for our combined Ingalls and Navy team, and DDG 123 performed well,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said.

DDG 123 is the second destroyer to be named in honor of Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee, the first woman to receive the Navy Cross.

Ingalls has built 33 destroyers for the U.S. Navy, with five currently under construction including DDG 123, Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128), Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129) and George M. Neal (DDG 131).

DDG 123 will be the final Flight IIA destroyer Ingalls will deliver as the US Navy transitions to Flight III destroyers.

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