WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The City of Wilmington will host another Naval ship commissioning sometime in the fall of 2010.
According to Navy sources at the Pentagon, the USS Gravely (DDG-107) will sail to the "Port City" in either September or October for the ceremony. Wilmington was chosen from a small list of only two other cities.
The USS Gravely is a missile destroyer. The ship is named after the first African-American Navy Admiral, Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. The 510 ft. vessel was christened in Pascagoula, Mississippi in May, 2009. __________________________________________________