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The future the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) namesake, Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.) (center) and his wife and ship sponsor, Martha Hill (left) monitor as Bath Iron Works welder Marty Fish (right) inscribes Col. Barnum’s  signature onto the keel plate at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, April 6.
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BATH, Maine - (210406-N-N2201-001) BATH, Maine -- The future the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) namesake, Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.) (center) and his wife and ship sponsor, Martha Hill (left) monitor as Bath Iron Works welder Marty Fish (right) inscribes Col. Barnum’s signature onto the keel plate at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, April 6. As the sponsor, Martha Hill authenticated the keel by etching her initials into the keel plate, a tradition that symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and the ceremonial beginning of the ship. DDG 124 is a Flight IIA destroyer equipped with Aegis Baseline 9, which provides improved Integrated Air and Missile Defense capabilities, increased computing power, and radar upgrades that improve detection range and reaction time against modern air warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense threats. Photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/RELEASED.


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