Category Archives: Christenings

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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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