USS Paul Ignatius is named after the 59th Secretary of the Navy and is the 67th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, 2nd in the flight IIA (technology insertion) type. Its primary mission is to provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities.
PAUL IGNATIUS’s keel was laid on September 11th, 2015 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and was christened by her sponsor Nancy Ignatius, wife of the ship’s namesake. PAUL IGNATIUS’s crew of plankowners moved aboard February 2019 and sailed her to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she was commissioned on July 27th, 2019.
After commissioning, PAUL IGNATIUS completed CSSQT, PSA, and a rigorous Basic Phase Certification cycle. She is currently homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.