Congratulations to the crew of USS THOMAS HUDNER on the commissioning of the Ship on Saturday, December 1 in Boston. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch it on YouTube!
The USS THOMAS HUDNER Commissioning Committee would like to thank its many sponsors for their support of our efforts, especially:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
John M. Connors
Nancy and Richard Kelleher
For a full list of sponsors, please see our Committee Sponsors page
To learn more about the commissioning ceremony and see photographs from the week of events during the Ship's visit to Boston, please see the Commissioning page of the website.
About the Ship
The USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG 116) is the 66th ARLEIGH BURKE-class destroyer and is named in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient CAPT Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., USN (Ret.). Hudner is a Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War.
About the Committee
The Commissioning Committee takes responsibility for planning events and activities for the crew and their families during their week in Boston and other events not funded by the U.S. Navy, such as the post-commissioning reception. These activities are funded by charitable donations from the companies that built the ship and donors in the host city.
PCU THOMAS HUDNER's Facebook Page
USS THOMAS HUDNER Commissioning Committee's Facebook Page
Commissioning marks the formal entrance of a ship into the U.S. Navy Fleet and is the point when the ship changes from being Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU)THOMAS HUDNER to being
USS THOMAS HUDNER.
This time honored ceremony is very impressive.
USS THOMAS HUDNER was commissioned in Boston, Massachusetts on December 1, 2018.