The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy is composed of women who have taken part in the time honored tradition of christening a ship to be commissioned in the United States Navy, or a ship that sails with the Navy, supporting the fleet in some specific way. Sponsors play a unique role for the Navy. As they christen their ships, bestowing upon the vessel a name chosen by the Secretary of the Navy, they become a part of that ship’s history. The crew of the ship may change many times over the course of a ship’s life, but the Sponsor remains the same. Most Sponsors form a warm and lasting relationship with their ships, an affiliation that is rewarding to both.
Submarine North Dakota Christened in Groton
By Lt. Timothy Hawkins, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs GROTON, Read more →
Navy Christens, Launches Future USS Detroit
From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Public Affairs MARINETTE, Read more →
U.S. Navy Christens Future USS America (LHA 6)
By Ensign Darius A. Radzius, Navy Office of Information PASCAGOULA, Read more →
- Submarine North Dakota Christened in Groton