The US Navy recently welcomed the latest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer into its active fleet, the USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123), with her commissioning ceremony held at Naval Air Station Key West’s Truman Harbor, Florida.

Several US officials attended the ceremony last Saturday, including Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday, among many others. The ship’s sponsors—Louisa Dixon, Virginia Munford, and R. Pickett Wilson—also witnessed its commissioning and were among those who paid tribute to its namesake.

USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123) is the 72nd Arleigh Burke-class missile-guided destroyer under the Flight IIA classification, which features an improved version of the ship’s class and tons of new advanced technologies. In addition, it carries the namesake of the Navy’s first female recipient of the Navy Cross.

Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee, born in Canada on May 18, 1874, served as the second Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1911. After completing her extensive nursing training, she entered the then-newly established US Navy Nurse Corps in 1908 and became one of the first twenty members—widely known as “The Sacred Twenty.”