Delbert D. Black DDG 119 christened at Ingalls

The 32nd Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer built at Ingalls, it’s named in honor of Delbert D. Black who holds a special honor in naval history.

Black served as the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and served in three wars….

…”It’s just a special moment and to see all the great teamwork and work that’s done at Ingalls Shipyard, and what that means for our nation as part of our strategy to get the 355 ships that are in our Navy and build that fleet up, this is monumental,” said United States Representative, Gregg Harper.