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New destroyer to be christened ‘Daniel Inouye’


    A christening ceremony in Bath, Maine, will be streamed live at 4 a.m. Hawaii time Saturday as Irene Hirano Inouye christens a $1.5 billion missile destroyer for her late husband, Sen. Daniel Inouye. The USS Daniel Inouye is shown under construction in Bath. Its expected homeport will be Hawaii in 2020.

On Saturday in Bath, Maine, Irene Hirano Inouye will shatter a bottle of champagne across the bow of a new $1.5 billion destroyer while stating, “I christen thee United States ship Daniel Inouye.” Read more

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