Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Christening

April 8, 2017 in Pascagoula, Mississippi


On Saturday, April 8, Ingalls Shipbuilding will celebrate the christening of the thirty-first Arleigh Burke-class Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) built by Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is named for the former Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Paul Ignatius. His wife, Mrs. Nancy W. Ignatius, is the sponsor.

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Bill Glenn
Manager of Media Relations
Ingalls Shipbuilding Communications
(228) 935-1323

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Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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