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The Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named in honor of U.S. naval aviator Capt. (Ret.) Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., the last living Navy recipient of the Medal of Honor to have served in the Korean War.

February 28, 2012 General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $663 million fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 116 construction.

February 16, 2015 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Thomas Hudner was held at the Bath Iron Works shipyard.

April 1, 2017 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Thomas Hudner was christened during an 1130 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Georgea Hudner, wife of the ship's namesake, and Barbara Miller, the wife of retired Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, served as sponsors of the ship. Cmdr. Nathan W. Scherry is the prospective commanding officer.

April 2?, PCU Thomas Hudner was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 2 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.

March 31, 2018 The Thomas Hudner moored at Pier 2 on Bath Iron Works shipyard after a three-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV on May 2; Moored at Pier 3 on May 3.

June 15, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the PCU Thomas Hudner during a short ceremony on board the ship.

June 18, General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works was awarded a $10,7 million order against the previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-16-G-2301) to provide planning, management and emergent availability support for USS Thomas Hudner. Work is expected to be completed by July 2019.

October 10, The Thomas Hudner departed Bath Iron Works shipyard for the last time en route to Mayport, Florida; Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., on Oct. 1?.

October 22, DDG 116 moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on Naval Station Norfolk; Moved to Berth 3, Pier 9 on Oct. 24; Underway on Oct. 26.

October 30, PCU Thomas Hudner moored at Wharf F1 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time; Underway again on Nov. 23.

November 26, The Thomas Hudner moored at Berth 8, Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston, Mass., for a week-long port visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.

December 1, USS Thomas Hudner was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts.

December 7, USS Thomas Hudner moored outboard the USS Lassen (DDG 82) at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport.

January 22, 2019 The Thomas Hudner moved from Alpha Wharf to Wharf D2 on Naval Station Mayport; Moved to Wharf C2 on Feb. 4; Moored outboard the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) at Wharf E3 on Feb. 6.

February 15, USS Thomas Hudner moored at Wharf D1 on Naval Station Mayport after a four-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area.

February 21, BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair was awarded a $23,2 million contract for the USS Thomas Hudner's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Work is expected to be completed by May 2020.

March 4, USS Thomas Hudner moored at Wharf C2 on Naval Station Mayport after a 10-day underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range, off Andros Island, Bahamas; Underway again on March 8; Moored outboard the USS Lassen at Wharf A2 on March 15.

March 29, DDG 116 moored at Wharf C2 after an eight-day underway for CSSQT; Moored at Wharf A2, after a two-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area, on April 18; Moored at Wharf C2 after a brief underway on May 1; Moved to Wharf A2 on May 8.