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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 16, 2009) -- The Aegis guided-missile destroyer pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Gravely (DDG-107) is prepared for christening at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Gravely honors Samuel L. Gravely, the first African American to command a warship (USS Theodore E. Chandler); to command a major warship (USS Jouett); to achieve flag rank and eventually vice admiral; and to command a numbered fleet (Third). Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 16, 2009
U.S. Navy Photographer
Caption Writer
Jay Chu
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 107
Other Visible Equipment
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Tail Code
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