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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 Omaha (LCS 12) Commissioning

This article originally appeared in the Omaha News Herald, 6 February 2018. By Steve Liewer and Maggie O’Brien (Omaha News Herald) SAN DIEGO — “Man our ship, and bring her to life!” Those words, shouted by ship sponsor Susie Buffett, … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioning

By Ensign Samantha Robbins, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Public Affairs  (Originally published on Navy.mil website, 18 Dec. 2017) BUFFALO, N.Y. (NNS) — The Blue crew of Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) proudly delivered their ship … 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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USS Omaha (LCS 12) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Petter Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2018) – The littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) became the newest member of the Navy’s surface fleet after being placed … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy of USNI) By Ben Werner A commissioning ceremony was held in Buffalo, N.Y. today for USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. The ceremony was held next to the museum ship, the decommissioned USS Little … Continue reading

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