DDG 118
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The Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) is the 68th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a U.S. Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He received the Medal of Honor on June 21, 2000, for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II.

May 14, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Daniel Inouye was held at the Bath Iron Works shipyard.

June 22, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Daniel Inouye was christened during an 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye, wife of the late Senator, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. DonAnn M. Gilmore is the prospective commanding officer.