USS RALPH JOHNSON DDG 114
The Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is the 64th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named in honor of Marine Ralph H. Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for shielding two fellow Marines from a grenade in March 1968 during the Vietnam War.
September 26, 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded a $697,6 million fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 114 construction.
September 23, 2014 The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 114 was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
December 12, 2015 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Ralph Johnson was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.
April 2, 2016 PCU Ralph Johnson was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Georgeann B. McRaven, the wife of Adm. William H. McRaven (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Jason P. Patterson is the prospective commanding officer.
July 17, 2017 The Ralph Johnson departed Ingalls shipyard, for the first time, for a three-day underway to conduct combined Alpha/Bravo Builder's trials; Underway for acceptance trials from Sept. 13-14.