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Navy Chooses Port Everglades for Commissioning of the Future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has approved Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the site for the commissioning of the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). The event will take place July 27, 2019.
DDG 117 is the U.S. Navy’s 67th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and will feature the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system that will allow the ship to simultaneously patrol for ballistic missile threats as well as combat traditional air and cruise missiles threats.
The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, the 59th United States Secretary of the Navy.