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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 16, 2009) -- Ship’s sponsor Alma Bernice Clark Gravely, wife of the late Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, christens the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Gravely (DDG-107) named in honor of her husband, at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss. The Navy’s newest destroyer is the 57th in her class, and honors Vice Adm. Gravely who was the first African American to command and major warship, achieve flag rank, and command a numbered fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien (RELEASED)

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Photo Date
May 16, 2009
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien
Caption Writer
C. J. Madden Dir. NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 107
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