USS DANIEL INOUYE DDG 118
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 a 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.
October 27, PCU Daniel Inouye was launched for the first time from a floating dry-dock and moored at Pier 2 on Bath Iron Works shipyard.
December 16, 2020 The Daniel Inouye departed Bath Iron Works shipyard for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Moored at Pier 2 on Dec. 19; Underway for acceptance trials from Feb. 3-4.
March 8, 2021 U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Daniel Inouye during a short ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard.
May 28, About 300 crew members began the Crew Move Aboard (CMA) process and enjoyed their first meal aboard the Daniel Inouye.
October 4, The Daniel Inouye departed Bath, Maine, for the last time en route to its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Moored at Pier 1S on Naval Station Newport, R.I., from Oct. 7-11; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 6 on Naval Station Norfolk from Oct. 12-18.
October 20, DDG 118 conducted its first ever underway replenishment (UNREP), with the USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195), while underway off the coast of North Carolina; Moored at Wharf B1 on Naval Station Mayport from Oct. 22-27.
November 1, PCU Daniel Inouye moored at Pier 2N on Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, just before midnight, for a routine port call after transited the Panama Canal; Departed Balboa on Nov. 3; Moored at Cruise Pier in Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, to refuel from Nov. 7-8.
November 16, The Daniel Inouye transited northbound off the coast of Hilo, Hawai'i Island, as part of its "Honoring the Islands" tour, to pays tribute to the memory and legacy of the ship's namesake; Transited westbound, off the coast of Kahului, Maui, on Tuesday afternoon; Brief stop off Nawiliwili, Kauai, on Nov. 17.
November 18, PCU Daniel Inouye moored at Pier M2 in its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for the first time; Moved to Wharf K10 on Dec. 1.
December 8, USS Daniel Inouye was commissioned during a 10 a.m. HST ceremony at Kilo Wharf in Pearl Harbor.
December 10, The Daniel Inouye moved from Wharf K10 to Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
January 14, 2022 Cmdr. David Y. Haile relieved Cmdr. DonAnn M. Gilmore as CO of DDG 118 during a change-of-command ceremony at Mike Pier.
January 25, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Wharf W4, Naval Magazine Lualualei for ammo onload after a one-day underway off the coast of Oahu; Moved to Pier M2 on Jan. 26; Underway again on Feb. 7; Brief stop at Wharf W4 before moored at Pier M3 on Feb. 11.
March 2, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a nine-day underway again in the Hawaiian Islands Op. Area; Underway again on March 7; Conducted Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT), off the northwest coast of Kauai, on March 10; Moored at Pier H2 on March 11; Moved to Pier B11 on March 24.
April 22, The Daniel Inouye moored at Wharf B25 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a one-day underway off the coast of Oahu; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) with the INSURV on April 27; Moored at Wharf W4 for ammo offload on May 2; Moved to Pier H2 on May 3; Moved to Pier B15 on May 4.
September 6, USS Daniel Inouye departed homeport for sea trials following a four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Moored at Pier H1 on Sept. 7; Underway again on Sept. 12; Brief stop at Pier H2 to refuel before moored at Wharf B24 on Sept. 16; Moored at Wharf W4 for a brief stop to onload ammo on Oct. 11; Underway again from Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 17.
October 21, The Daniel Inouye anchored off the coast of Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i Island for a three-day port visit; Moored at Pier H2 to refuel on Oct. 25; Underway again on Oct. 26; Anchored off Lahaina, Maui, from Oct. 28-31; Moored at Pier M2 on Monday afternoon; Underway again from Nov. 1-2.
November 2?, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Wharf W4, Naval Magazine Lualualei for ammo onload; Moored at Wharf B25 on Nov. 23; Transited around the Ford Island before underway again on Dec. 5; Transited around the Ford Island again for pass-in-review, to render honors as part of the 81st Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, before moored at Wharf B23 on Dec. 7.
February 22, 2023 USS Daniel Inouye moored at Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a one-day underway off the coast of Oahu; Moored at Wharf W4 for ammo onload on March 24; Underway on March 2?.
March 30, USS Daniel Inouye, positioned northwest of Hawaii, launched two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual II missiles that successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands at Kauai, as part of the Flight Test Missile (FTM) 31 Event 1a; Moored at Wharf B25 on April 2.
April 21, The Daniel Inouye made a brief stop at Pier H3 to refuel before moored at Pier M2 after a two-week underway in the Hawaiian Islands Op. Area; Moored at Wharf B24 after a day-long underway on April 25.
May 5, Cmdr. Kevin M. Dore relieved Cmdr. David Y. Haile as the 3rd CO of Daniel Inouye during a change-of-command ceremony at Bravo Wharf.
June 16, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Pier B17 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a three-day underway for routine training; Underway again on June 17; Moored at Wharf B25 on June 22; Underway again from July 10-14, 24-26 and 27th.
August 3, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme, Calif., for a week-long visit to conduct combat systems groom with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC); Brief stop at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island to onload ammo before moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 in Naval Base San Diego on Aug. 11; Emergency sortied due to approaching Hurricane Hilary on Aug. 19.
August 22, DDG 118 moored at Deperming Pier on Naval Base Point Loma for magnetic treatment (DEPERM); Moved to Berth 5, Pier 2 on Aug. 25; Underway for Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) CSG, on Aug. 27; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 2 on Sept. 12; Underway for Group Sail on Sept. 14.
September 29, USS Daniel Inouye moored at Pier B16 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.