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Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123)

The first U.S. Navy ship named Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (18 May 1874–10 January 1941), who served as the Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps during World War I. For additional information see Higbee, Lenah Sutcliffe https://www.history.navy.mil/search.html?q=higbee and History of Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee https://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/multimedia-gallery/infographics/heritage/history-of-lenah-h--sutcliffe-higbee.html.

In addition, destroyer Higbee (DD-806) was named in her honor.

(DDG-123; class Arleigh Burke)

Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr., announced the selection of the name Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee for DDG-123 during a ceremony honoring women in the naval services held at the Marine Corps War Memorial, on 14 June 2016. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division began fabricating the guided missile destroyer on 25 January 2017, at Pascagoula, Miss..; and she was laid down on 14 November 2017.


An artist’s interpretation of how the ship will likely appear as she turns sharply at sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales, U.S. Navy Photograph 160609-N-LV331-001, Navy NewsStand)

An artist’s interpretation of how the ship will likely appear as she turns sharply at sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales, U.S. Navy Photograph 160609-N-LV331-001, Navy NewsStand)

Detailed history pending.

Mark L. Evans
16 November 2017

Published:Thu Nov 16 07:03:30 EST 2017