GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
AUDE ET EFFICE
USS Hopper (DDG-70), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is a ship of the United States Navy named for the pioneering computer scientist, Rear Admiral "Amazing Grace" Hopper. She was launched on 6 January 1996 sponsored by Mrs. Mary Murray Westcote, sister of the ship's namesake, and commissioned on 6 September 1997 in San Francisco. Hopper is only the second U.S. Navy warship to be named for a woman from the Navy's own ranks.