USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. Set for Charleston Commissioning Ceremony

US Navy
USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr.. (DDG 121) will be commissioned, Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. EST at the Port of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.​
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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), will be commissioned, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Navy graphic illustration by Ted Townsend)

The commissioning will be a private event with a limited audience due to public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed for public viewing.

Those interested in viewing the ceremony live may do so here. Media are encouraged to use this public domain, livestream footage in their coverage.

A media availability and static display will be held Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Those available to interview include Commanding Officer Cmdr. Daniel Hancock.

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