Category Archives: Christenings

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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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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