Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Flight IIA Destroyer Completed Acceptance Trials

Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Flight IIA Destroyer Completed Acceptance Trials
Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Flight IIA Destroyer Completed Acceptance Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that it completed acceptance trials for Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided-missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). The ship is one of five currently under construction for the US Navy. DDG 123 is the second destroyer to be named in honour of Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee, the first woman to receive the Navy Cross.


The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey performed a series of inspections and evaluations of the ship's operations, operations, and onboard systems, such as navigation, combat systems, and communications. The vessel will be delivered to the service branch from Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 2022.
The last Ingalls Shipbuilding-built Flight IIA destroyer will be dispatched to the Navy as the agency moves to Flight III destroyer ships. 
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships capable of performing a variety of missions ranging from peacetime presence and crisis management to naval control and power projection. Guided missile destroyers can simultaneously conduct air, surface and subsurface battles. 
Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Flight IIA Destroyer Completed Acceptance Trials