US Navy naming destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin

Posted at 3:16 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 15:16:53-04

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin will have a naval destroyer named after him.

The Navy says a naming ceremony is scheduled Monday along the Detroit riverfront at the General Motors Renaissance Center.

The destroyer is part of the Arleigh Burke class.

Levin, a Detroit Democrat, served in the Senate from 1979 to 2015. He did not seek re-election. Levin also served as chair of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will attend Monday’s naming ceremony.