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Thursday, April 19, 2012

USS LYNDON B. JOHNSON WILL BE THE NAVY'S NEXT DESTROYER

FROM:  U.S. NAVY
 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus announces the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson, designated DDG 1002, continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents and honors the nation's 36th president. The ship's sponsors, Linda Byrd and Luci Baines Johnson, daughters of the former president were present during the unveiling. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers