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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bath Iron Works To Launch AEGIS Destroyer

November 8, 1999

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.

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