Bath Iron Works will
launch its 10th Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer
, Howard, on November 20 at the West Gate.
The vessel bears the name of Marine Corps Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard, a Medal of Honor recipient who was honored for his leadership of a platoon against attacks by a Viet Cong force.
Bath will launch two more destroyers on its traditional building ways before utilizing the modern land-level transfer facility for ship construction.