USS JACK H. LUCAS DDG 125
The Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) is the 75th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the first ship in the United States Navy named in honor of U.S. Marine Jacklyn Harold "Jack" Lucas (1928-2008), the youngest serviceman in World War II who received the Medal of Honor.
November 7, 2019 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Jack H. Lucas was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
June 5, 2021 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jack H. Lucas was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.
March 26, 2022 PCU Jack H. Lucas was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Ms. Catherine B. Reynolds and Ms. Ruby Lucas, wife of the ship's namesake, served as sponsors of the ship. Capt. Brett R. Oster is the prospective commanding officer.
December 2, The Jack H. Lucas moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf after a one-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for Bravo trials from Dec. 12-15; Underway again on Feb. 28, 2023; Moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf on March 3; Underway again from April 18-21.
May 18, 2023 The Jack H. Lucas moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf, just before midnight, after underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV.
June 27, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Jack H. Lucas during a short ceremony on board the ship.
September 26, PCU Jack H. Lucas departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time en route to San Diego, California; Brief stop off Panama City, Fla., on Sept. 29; Moored at Berth 150, East Port basin in Port Tampa Bay, Fla., on Oct. 2.