NavSource Main Page FAQ Contact us Search NavSource

Waving US Flag

NavSource Naval History
Photographic History of the United States Navy



Operational and Building Data
Named by SecNav Apr 11 2016.
Keel laid at Ingalls February 21 2017.
Launched July 13 2018.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
Petersen 117kFrank Emmanuel Petersen Jr. (USMC) March 2 1932 August 25 2015, was a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general. Petersen retired from the Marine Corps in 1988 after 38 years of service. "At the time of his retirement he was by date of aviator designation the senior ranking aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Navy with respective titles of 'Silver Hawk' and 'Gray Eagle'. His date of designation as an aviator also precedes all other aviators in the U.S. Air Force and Army.Wolfgang Hechler
Petersen 141kFrank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) just after launching, 13 July 2018. HII photo. Lee Wahler

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler

CDR Daniel Adam Hancock (PCU)    Sep 27 2019 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

Back To The Main Photo Index To The Destroyer Index Page

Comments and Suggestions about this page, E-mail DestroyerInfo
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster

This page was created by Fred Willishaw (ex ARG-4, AS-11 & DD-692) and is maintained by David L. Wright
All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
Last Updated 05 August 2018