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USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. (DDG-121)
CLASS - BURKE As Built.
Operational and Building Data
Named by SecNav Apr 11 2016.
Keel laid at Ingalls February 21 2017.
Launched July 13 2018.
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||117k||Frank 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|
||141k||Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) just after launching, 13 July 2018. HII photo. ||Lee Wahler|
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
CDR Daniel Adam Hancock (PCU) Sep 27 2019 - present
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