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 in Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 12.