USS LYNDON B. JOHNSON DDG 1002
The Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is the third and final ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be named after the 36th President of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson served in the Navy during World War II, when he was awarded the Silver Star, and ultimately reached the U.S. Naval Reserve rank of Commander.
January 30, 2017 The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future-USS Lyndon B. Johnson was held at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
December 9, 2018 DDG 1002 was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 4 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
April 27, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Lyndon B. Johnson was christened during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard. Mrs. Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Ms. Luci Baines Johnson, the daughters of the former president, served as sponsors of the ship. Capt. Jeremy Gray is the prospective commanding officer.
August 27, 2021 PCU Lyndon B. Johnson departed Bath Iron Works shipyard for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Moored at Maine State Pier in Portland for a brief stop to refuel on Aug. 31; Moored at Pier 4 on Sept. 1.
January 12, 2022 Lyndon B. Johnson departed Bath, Maine, for the last time en route to Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., to finalize its combat systems activation; Transited southbound, approximately 10 n.m. off the coast of Miami, Fla., just after midnight on Jan. 15; Moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf on Jan. 17.
January 18, Huntington Ingalls Inc. was awarded a $10,6 million contract to prepare for the combat system availability of DDG 1002. Work is expected to be completed by May.