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Keel Laid for Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

(Article originally appeared courtesy of Navy.mil) The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at Austal USA’s shipyard here Nov. 15. Ship’s sponsor Tracy Davidson, wife of Adm. Philip Davidson, … Continue reading

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Future USS Leah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDDG 123) Keel Authenticated

(This article originally appeared courtesy of Navy.mil) The keel of the future USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) was ceremoniously laid Nov. 14, at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard. The ship’s keel was authenticated by the ship’s sponsors, … Continue reading

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T ESB 4) Christening

(This article originally appeared courtesy General Dynamics NASSCO) On Saturday, October 21, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening and naming ceremony for the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4). The ship’s namesake, Hershel Woodrow … Continue reading

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Future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Keel Authenticated

(This article originally appeared courtesy Navy.mil) PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) — The keel for the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was authenticated during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship … Continue reading

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USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioned

(Article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS … Continue reading

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USS Tripoli (LHA 7) Christening

(This article originally appeared courtesy of GlobeNewswire) PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) today with approximately 2,000 guests in attendance. Lynne Mabus, wife of former Secretary of … Continue reading

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USS Charleston Christening

(This article originally appeared on al.com) By Ashley Remkus The U.S. Navy’s 18th Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Charleston, was christened today at Austal USA’s Mobile shipyard. Among those in attendance at the christening ceremony were Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and … Continue reading

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USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Commissioned in San Diego

(This article originally appeared courtesy of U.S. Navy/Phil Ladoucuer, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class) The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was commissioned in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 29. The … Continue reading

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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared on Navy.mil) By Ens. Corey Todd Jones NORFOLK (NNS) — President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of … Continue reading

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USS John Finn (DDG 113) Commissioning

(This article originally appeared courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeff Troutman, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Hawaii) One of the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113), was brought to life … Continue reading

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