USS FRANK E. PETERSEN, JR.
DDG 121
  
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The Frank E. Petersen, Jr., (DDG 121) is the 71st Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the first ship in the United States Navy named in honor of USMC Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr., (1932-2015), the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and general.

June 1, 2016 The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 121 was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

July 13, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Frank E. Petersen, Jr., was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.