Category Archives: Christenings

US Navy christens future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)

By Michael Finch II, Al.com (originally posted to Al.com/Austral News) MOBILE, Alabama — “Give her a nice hard whack,” was the advice Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA, imparted to the sponsor of the USNS Trenton. Standing at the edge … Continue reading

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Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery

By COMLCSRON ONE Public Affairs Office The Navy christened littoral combat ship (LCS) Montgomery, Nov. 8, during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations, delivered the principal address at … Continue reading

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Navy Christens, Launches Future USS Detroit

From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Public Affairs MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) — The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Christens Future USS America (LHA 6)

By Ensign Darius A. Radzius, Navy Office of Information PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) — The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) was christened Oct. 20 at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. “When America joins the fleet, we’ll be a stronger, … Continue reading

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Navy Christens Submarine John Warner

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jymyaka Braden, Defense Media Activity NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) — Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at … Continue reading

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R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28) Christened

ANACORTES, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2014) Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, ship’s sponsor for the auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) vessel R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at the Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Society of Sponsors Video

This Video shows the twelve ship christenings and commissionings that occurred from May 2013 to April 2014. The Society of Sponsors gratefully acknowledges and thanks our friends at the Naval Historical Foundation who produced the video for us.

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Navy Christens future USS Zumwalt

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R/V Neil Armstrong Christened by Navy

  By Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research Public Affairs Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder joined family members of the late Neil Armstrong March 29 to christen the Navy’s newest research ship, named for the legendary astronaut … Continue reading

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SECNAV Delivers Keynote Address at Jackson Christening

From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the keynote address at the christening ceremony of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at Austal in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, daughter … Continue reading

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