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Fall date is eyed for USS Daniel Inouye commissioning event

Fall date is eyed for USS Daniel Inouye commissioning event
The long-delayed guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye is tentatively scheduled to be commissioned at Pearl Harbor in the fall with a big pier-side ceremony attended by thousands — if COVID-19 is under control.

Fall date is eyed for USS Daniel Inouye commissioning event The future USS Daniel Inouye, during Builder's Trials in Maine's Kennebec River in December 2020.BATH IRON WORKS HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — The long-delayed guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye is tentatively scheduled to be commissioned at Pearl Harbor in the fall with a big pier-side ceremony attended by thousands — if COVID-19 is under control.The destroyer USS Michael Murphy, also home-ported at Pearl Harbor, had mementos of its namesake, a Navy SEAL officer who was stationed in Hawaii, on display in the ship, and Sabas said similar plans are being considered for the USS Daniel Inouye.The USS Daniel Inouye, part of the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers, completed builder's trials, also known as sea trials, Dec.

The Navy said the Daniel Inouye is a Flight IIA destroyer equipped with the Aegis Baseline 9 Combat System, which includes integrated air and missile defense capability and enhanced ballistic missile defense capabilities.The last big Navy ship commissioning in Hawaii was in 2017 when more than 2, 000 people were at Pearl Harbor's Kilo 10 pier to honor Dec.

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