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U.S. Navy commissions $1.5 billion missile destroyer named after Hawaii senator, WWII veteran Daniel Inouye

USS Daniel Inouye

The U.S. Navy has commissioned an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a long-serving senator of Hawaii and a World War II veteran.

What happened: The USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), built by General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works, was commissioned at a ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).