Category Archives: Christenings

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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USS Billings Christening

(This article originally appeared on The Maritime Executive) On July 1, the Lockheed Martin-Fincantieri Marinette Marine consortium launched the 15th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) into Wisconsin’s Menominee River. Ship sponsor Sharla D. Tester christened LCS 15, the future USS Billings, in Navy tradition by breaking a champagne … Continue reading

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Austal Celebrates Christening Of Manchester (LCS 14)

Story Courtesy Austal USA/General Dynamics MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Susie Buffett Christen USS Omaha

Story courtesy WPMI/UTV44 MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) – On Saturday, Austal USA delivered the Navy’s latest littoral combat ship at its shipyard in downtown Mobile. Despite the talk of cutbacks, the mood downtown was upbeat as local leaders vow to fight … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama Christens USS Illinois

Original story taken from The Chicago Tribune/Associated Press October 10, 2015 First lady Michelle Obama christened a Navy submarine at a Connecticut shipyard, taking three whacks to break a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois and … Continue reading

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