USS LENAH H. SUTCLIFFE HIGBEE
DDG 123
  
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The Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) is the 73rd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the first ship in the United States Navy named in honor of Chief Nurse Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (1874-1941), a pioneering Navy nurse who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.

November 14, 2017 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

January 27, 2020 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.

April 24, 2021 PCU Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee was christened during a 6.30 p.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Ms. Louisa Dixon, Ms. Virginia Munford and Ms. R. Pickett Wilson served as sponsors of the ship. Cmdr. Douglas A. Brayton is the prospective commanding officer.

July 29, 2022 The Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee returned to Ingalls Operations shipyard after underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for acceptance trials on Oct. 5; Moored pierside at Ingalls East Bank Yard on Oct. 6.

November 27, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee during a short ceremony on board the ship.

April 3, 2023 PCU Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time; Transited northbound, off the southeast coast of Florida, on April 5; Arrived off the coast of Virginia on April 7; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 6 on Naval Station Norfolk from April 10-17; Conducted training in the Virginia Capes Op. Area from April 17-25; Moored at Wharf B2 on Naval Station Mayport from April 28- May 4.

May 5, The Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee moored at N/S/O Mole Pier on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., for a 10-day port visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.

May 13, USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Key West, Florida.

May 17, DDG 123 moored at Bravo Wharf on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a one-day port call; Anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop on May 20; Transited the Panama Canal southbound from May 20-21; Arrived off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico, on May 25; Moored at Cruise Pier in Port of Manzanillo to refuel from May 26-27.

May 30, USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee moored at Berth 2, Pier 3 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time; Underway again on July 5; Moored at Wharf 311, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach for ammo onload from July 6-7.

July 10, The Higbee moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel; Moored outboard the USS Spruance (DDG 111) at Berth 6, Pier 2 on July 11; Underway for Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT), at the Point Mugu Test Range, on July 14; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 3 on July 31; Emergency sortied due to approaching Hurricane Hilary on Aug. 19.

August 21, USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee moored at Wharf 311, NWS Seal Beach for a three-day ammo onload; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Aug. 25; Underway again from Aug. 31- Sept. 1 and Sept. 14-15; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) on Sept. 28.

October 4, The Higbee made a brief stop at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island to offload ammo before moored at Berth 3N on BAE Systems shipyard.

November 9, Cmdr. James Giles relieved Cmdr. Douglas A. Brayton as CO of the Higbee during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

February 12, 2024 USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel before underway for sea trials, following a four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Brief stop at NFF again before moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 in Naval Base San Diego on Feb. 15; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo on Feb. 20; Underway again from Feb. 27- March 1; Day-long underway on March 7.

March 18, The Higbee moored at NFF on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Brief stop at NFF again before moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 on March 22; Underway again on March 25; Conducted Surface Ship Radiated Noise Measurement (SSRNM) testing, while underway off the northeast coast of San Clemente Island, from March 26-27.

March 29, USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again on April 5.