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USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) set for Charleston commissioning ceremony

by Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
09 May 2022

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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), will be commissioned, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Navy graphic illustration by Ted Townsend)
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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), will be commissioned, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Navy graphic illustration by Ted Townsend)
Photo By: Ted Townsend
VIRIN: 220303-N-N0831-1001


The commissioning will be a private event with a limited audience due to public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed for public viewing.

Those interested in viewing the ceremony live may do so here. Media are encouraged to use this public domain, livestream footage in their coverage.

media availability and static display will be held Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Those available to interview include Commanding Officer Cmdr. Daniel Hancock.

Media interested in participating in either or both events, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) to Julie Ann Ripley, at julie.a.ripley1@.navy.mil, 619-940-8247. Please provide the media member’s name, name of the organization, which event they plan to attend, and confirmation of vaccination. All media in attendance must be fully vaccinated, having received their final dose no later than April 29, 2022. Registered media will receive a confirmation email with participation instructions, and will need to present proof of vaccination during check-in.

Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Frank E. Petersen, Jr. was launched July 13, 2018, and delivered to the U.S. Navy Nov. 30, 2021. The ship will be commissioned in Charleston, S.C. on May 14, 2022, and then transit to her homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are the backbone of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet. These highly capable, multi-mission ships conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence to national security providing a wide range of warfighting capabilities in multi-threat air, surface and subsurface.


 
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