Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Christening

Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Christening

Photo by Andrew Young/HII

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Ship’s Sponsor Nancy Ignatius christens DDG 117, the destroyer named for her husband, Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy. Also pictured (left to right) are Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson; Cmdr. Robby Trotter, the ship’s prospective commanding officer; Dr. Elisa Ignatius, granddaughter of Paul and Nancy Ignatius; Paul Ignatius, the ship’s namesake; Philip Gunn, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives; and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. Photo by Andrew Young/HII