USS DELBERT D. BLACK
DDG 119
  
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The Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) is the 69th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the first ship in the United States Navy named in honor of Delbert D. Black (1922-2000), the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON).

June 1, 2016 The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 119 was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

September 8, 2017 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert D. Black was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.

November 4, PCU Delbert D. Black was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Ima J. Black, wife of the ship's namesake, served as sponsor of the ship.

March 29, 2019 A heavy lift ship M/V Hawk, delivering a floating dry-dock from Qingdao, China, to Ingalls Shipbuilding, made a contact with a test barge berthed alongside the PCU Delbert D. Black, at approximately 10.13 a.m. CDT, while moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf. There were minor injuries treated at the scene by Ingalls’ medical personnel and the guided-missile destroyer suffered light damage to its starboard side.

December 13, The Delbert D. Black returned to Ingalls West Bank after underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for Bravo trials from Feb. 19-21; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from March 11-12.

April 24, 2020 U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Delbert D. Black, during a short ceremony on board the ship, at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.

June 5, PCU Delbert D. Black moved from Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf to a pierside location on East Bank Yard.

June 15, BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair was awarded a $20,4 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-19-C-2317) for the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) of DDG 119. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by July 2021.

September 4, PCU Delbert D. Black departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time en route to its homeport of Mayport, Florida; Moored at Wharf D1 in Naval Station Mayport on Sept. 8; Underway again on Sept. 23.

September 23, The Delbert D. Black moored at Cruise Terminal (CT) 1 in Port Canaveral, Fla., for a three-day visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.

September 26, USS Delbert D. Black was commissioned during a private 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Port Canaveral.

September 28, The Delbert D. Black moored at Berth 5, Pier 7 on Naval Station Norfolk for a three-day port call; Moored at Wharf D1 in Naval Station Mayport on Oct. 16; Moved to Wharf F1 on Oct. 23; Brief underway on Nov. 4; Moved to Wharf B3 on Nov. 5.

November 16, DDG 119 moored at Wharf C2 on Naval Station Mayport after a brief underway off the coast of Jacksonville; Underway again on Nov. 20; Moored at Wharf A2 on Nov. 21.

December 14, USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf C2 after a two-week underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT), in the Jacksonville and Virginia Capes Op. Areas; Moved to Wharf A2 on Dec. 1?.

January 28, 2021 USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf B3 on Naval Station Mayport after a three-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Moved to Wharf A2 on Feb. 12; Underway again from Feb. 16-19; Moved to Wharf C2 on Feb. 23; Moved back to Wharf A2 on Feb. 24; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) on March 3.

May 7, Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher relieved Cmdr. Matthew A. McKenna as CO of the Delbert D. Black during a change-of-command ceremony at Ocean Breeze on Naval Station Mayport.

July 30, USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport after a four-day underway for sea trials, following a four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Moved to Wharf C2 for a brief stop to onload ammo on Aug. 3; Underway again from Aug. 14-15 and Aug. 17-19.

August 27, USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf B2 on Naval Station Mayport after underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again from Aug. 30- Sept. 3, Sept. 7-9 and Sept. 17.

September 19, The Delbert D. Black moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for a five-day ammo onload; Moored at Wharf A2 on Sept. 27; Moved to Wharf B2 on Oct. 4; Moved back to Wharf A2 on Oct. 25.

November 18, USS Delbert D. Black moored outboard the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) at Wharf B1 after a six-day underway for routine training; Underway again on Dec. 1; Moored at Wharf A2 on Dec. ?.

January 28, 2022 USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport after underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again on Jan. 31; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 7 in Naval Station Norfolk for a training availability (TRAV) from Feb. 3-15.

March 10, The Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport after a 23-day underway for Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise and Group Sail, as part of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) CSG, in the Jacksonville, Charleston, Cherry Point and Virginia Capes Op. Areas; Underway for Task Force Exercise (TFEX) on March 1?.

March 25, USS Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf F1 on Naval Station Mayport for a brief stop; Moored at Wharf A2 on March 29; Underway again on April 15; Moored at deperming crib, Lambert's Point Magnetic Treatment Facility in Norfolk from April 17-2?; Moored at Wharf B1 on April 24; Underway again on April 30.

May 1, USS Delbert D. Black moored at Berth 22, Pier 7 in Port Everglades, Fla., for a week-long port visit to participate in the annual Broward County Navy Days Ft. Lauderdale.

May 10, The Delbert D. Black moored at Wharf D1 on Naval Station Mayport; Underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 31; Moored at Wharf A2 on June 29; Brief underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on June 30.

August 2, USS Delbert D. Black departed Mayport for its maiden deployment.

August 4, The Delbert D. Black moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown for a four-day ammo onload; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 7 on Naval Station Norfolk from Aug. 8-9; Moored at Pier 3 in Naval Station Rota, Spain, to refuel on Aug. 17; Moved to Berth 2, Pier 1, outboard the USS Ross (DDG 71), on Aug. 19; Departed Rota on Aug. 22; Transited the Strait of Gibraltar eastbound on Monday afternoon.

August 29, The Delbert D. Black participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010) and ENS Al-Galala (FFG 1002), while underway off the coast of Egypt; Transited the Suez Canal southbound on Aug. 30; Transited the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait on Sept. 9; Moored at General Cargo Terminal in Port of Salalah, Oman, from Sept. 15-1?.

September 28, USS Delbert D. Black seized nearly 15,900 pounds of hashish after interdicted a stateless fishing dhow, while underway in the Gulf of Oman; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) on Sept. 30; Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on Oct. ?; Moored at Hamad Port, Qatar, from Oct. 4-6.?

October 5, Cmdr. Adam M. Stein relieved Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher as CO of the DDG 119 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

October 10, The Delbert D. Black recently moored at Berth 7, Deep Water Jetty, Mina Salman Port in Manama, Bahrain, for a scheduled port call; Departed Manama on Oct. 12; Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on Oct. 13; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Matthew Perry on Oct. 15.

November ?, USS Delbert D. Black conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), while underway in the Arabian Gulf; Participated in exercise Nautical Defender from Nov. 4-7; Moored at Berth 7, Mina Salman Port from Nov. 7-10; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Alan Shepard on Nov. 12.