DDG 119 completes builder's trials

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder's trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division. The ship was previously underway for Alpha trials in December and will be underway again in March for Acceptance trials, which will be conducted by the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. HII’s Pascagoula shipyard is also currently in production on the future destroyers Frank E. Petersen Jr (DDG 121), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), and Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the first ship to be built in the Flight III configuration. (Source: Naval Sea Systems Command, 02/24/20)

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