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Future USS Daniel Inouye is en route to Hawaiʻi

USS Daniel Inouye Warship II
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A shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works stands watches from atop the ship as the future USS Daniel Inouye is christened by the late senator's wife on June 22, 2019, in Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/David Sharp)

BATH, Maine — The future USS Daniel Inouye departed shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Monday en route to Hawaiʻi.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer made its way down the Kennebec River and then into the North Atlantic, officials said.

The warship bears the name of the late U.S. senator from Hawaiʻi who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Italy in World War II. Inouye died in 2012.

The ship will eventually make its way to Hawaiʻi where it will be commissioned and stationed at Pearl Harbor.

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