Category Archives: Christenings

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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Rosa Peralta Christenings USS Rafael Peralta at Maine Shipyard

Story Originally appeared via The Marine Times BATH, Maine — First in English, then in Spanish, the mother of a fallen Marine who shielded his comrades from an insurgent’s grenade christened a new Navy destroyer in his honor. Rosa Peralta asked God to bless … Continue reading

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USS John Finn (DDG 113) Christened at Ingalls Shipyard

Story from Marine Link May 2, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the company’s 29th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113), May 2 in front of nearly 1,000 guests. DDG 113 is … Continue reading

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USS John P. Murtha Christened

Story from The Maritime Executive March 23, 2015 The Navy christened the newest amphibious transport dock ship, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Saturday, March 21 during a 10:00 a.m. CDT ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division … Continue reading

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USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO

From General Dynamics/NASSCO Press Release SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB).  The ship is named in … Continue reading

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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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