DDG 62 Sail Away

Jul 27, 2020

DDG 62 Sail Away

Derek Fountain/HII

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 13, 2020) – Guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departs from Ingalls Shipbuilding after more than two years of restoration and modernization work. Fitzgerald enters the Pascagoula River channel passing guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), which has been delivered to the Navy by Ingalls, and will sail away later this year. “It has been our privilege to work with the U.S. Navy to repair and restore Fitzgerald,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “We are proud of our shipbuilders’ hard work, and pleased to see this capable warship rejoin the Navy’s fleet.”  Due to the complexity of the restoration, both repair and new construction procedures were used to accomplish the restoration and modernization efforts. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII