SHIP CONSTRUCTION MILESTONES
Every milestone in a ship's life brings it one step closer to protecting our freedom. These milestones are celebrated by the shipbuilder and our U.S. Navy customer.
SHIP SPONSOR, NANCY W. IGNATIUS
The Ship Sponsor's role is to bestow good luck and divine protection over the ship and all that sail aboard. The sponsor is technically considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and is expected to give a part of her personality to the ship, as well as advocate for its continued service and well-being.
The wife of its namesake, The Honorable Paul Ignatius, Mrs. Nancy W. Ignatius is the sponsor of Paul Ignatius (DDG 117).