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Navy Christens USS Vermont (SSN 792)

(Article appears courtesy of Naval Submarine Support Center, New London) Gloria Valdez, ship sponsor and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, smashed a bottle of champagne from a Vermont vineyard against the Navy’s newest … Continue reading

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USS Delaware Christened

(Article originally appears courtesy of the Dover Post) The USS Delaware is the first Navy ship to be named for Delaware since 1923 and the seventh vessel to bear its name overall. At the Newport News Shipyard in Newport News, … Continue reading

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USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Christened

(Article originally appears courtesy of Marine Link) U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the 71st in the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers … Continue reading

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USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioned in Port Canaveral, Florida

(Article originally appears courtesy of the U.S. Navy) PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (NNS) — USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. … Continue reading

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USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Christened

(Article originally appears courtesy of Austal USA) MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City, at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility today.  Kansas City is the eleventh of 17 Independence-variant LCS … Continue reading

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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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