HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) to the U.S. Navy. Supply of DDG 123 represents the official switch of the ship from the shipbuilder to the U.S. Navy. Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee is the thirty fourth Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ingalls has delivered to the U.S. Navy and would be the remaining Flight IIA ship constructed at Ingalls because the U.S. Navy transitions to Flight III destroyers. DDG 123 is known as to honor Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee, a Navy nurse and first lady to obtain the Navy Cross for her heroic actions throughout World Battle I. Higbee joined the Navy in October 1908 as a part of the newly established Navy Nurse Corps, a gaggle of ladies who would turn into often known as “The Sacred Twenty,” and have become the second superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps in January 1911. The ship’s motto actually displays the heritage of this naval hero — Bellatrix illa, which means “she is a warrior.”

“Delivering an extremely succesful completed ship to the Navy is at all times an vital occasion for our Ingalls staff,” mentioned Kari Wilkinson, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding. “We’re completely dedicated to the work that we do for our clients, communities and nation.”


The Navy accepted supply of the long run guided missile destroyer USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Nov. 30. (Picture by HII)

Ingalls presently has in manufacturing the long run Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128), Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129) and George M. Neal (DDG 131). Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are extremely succesful, multi-mission ships that may conduct quite a lot of operations, from peacetime presence and disaster administration to sea management and energy projection, all in assist of the nationwide protection technique. Guided missile destroyers are able to concurrently preventing air, floor and subsurface battles. These ships include a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to assist maritime protection wants nicely into the twenty first century.

HII is a world, all-domain protection accomplice, constructing and delivering the world’s strongest, survivable naval ships and applied sciences that safeguard our seas, sky, land, house and cyber. As America’s largest shipbuilder and with a greater than 135-year historical past of advancing U.S. nationwide protection, we’re united by our mission in service of the heroes who defend our freedom. HII’s numerous workforce consists of expert tradespeople; synthetic intelligence, machine studying (AI/ML) consultants; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics consultants; and enterprise professionals. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s workforce is 43,000 sturdy.