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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioned

(Article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE) The littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 26. The Independence-variant LCS is … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)

(Article originally appeared courtesy UPI) The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship was christened over the weekend in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala. The USS Cincinnati, an Independence-class littoral combat ship, becomes the 11th ship built by Austal USA as … Continue reading

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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioned

(This article appears courtesy Navy.mil) PORTLAND, Ore. — As medals adorning their chests clang with each running step, Sailors rush past the brow to man their vessel. During an official commissioning ceremony held in front of over 5,000 guests, the crew … Continue reading

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USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) Christened in Wisconsin

(Article appears courtesy Lockheed Martin/PRNewsWire) The Lockheed Martin-led industry team hosted the christening ceremony for the 17th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard today. Ship sponsor Jill Donnelly christened LCS 17, the future USS Indianapolis, in Navy tradition … Continue reading

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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life … Continue reading

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy Charleston Post and Courier) By Gregory Yee (Post and Courier) U.S. Sen. Tim Scott stood atop the deck of the massive gray warship docked in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning and asked members of the … Continue reading

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USNS Burlington (T EPF 10) Christened

(This article originally appeared courtesy WKRG News) Marcelle Leahy breaks a bottle over the newest ship named for the largest city in Vermont.  She’s the ship’s sponsor and the wife of longtime Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy.  Senator Leahy says he’s … Continue reading

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USS South Dakota (SSN 790) Christened

(This article originally appeared courtesy of the Hartford Courant) The USS South Dakota, the ninth Virginia-class submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat for the U.S. Navy, was unveiled and christened in Groton on Saturday. The nuclear attack submarine, which … Continue reading

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PCU Minneapolis-St Paul Keel Laid

(Photo and article originally appeared courtesy of SEAWAVES) The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in Marinette, Feb. 22. The initials of the ship’s sponsor, Jodi Greene, were welded … Continue reading

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USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Christening

Originally published in MAREX, 4 November 2017. The U.S. Navy christened its newest guided-missile destroyer the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) on Saturday Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding. The future USS Delbert D. Black is the first ship to bear the name of … Continue reading

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