Category Archives: Commissionings

USS Jackson Commissioned

Original article courtesy of Navy.mil By MC2 Kathleen L. Church GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) — The crew of USS Jackson (LCS 6) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Dec. 5, as the ship was brought to life before a … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee

Article originally appeared on the Lockheed Martin website MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 21, 2015 – The U.S. Navy commissioned the nation’s fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) – in Milwaukee today, officially placing the ship designed and … Continue reading

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USS John Warner (SSN 785) Commissioned in Norfolk

Original post taken from the Naval Historical Foundation The newest addition to the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is a formidable one. At 377 feet in length, the newest Virginia-class submarine gives the kind of multi-mission flexibility necessary for a strong … Continue reading

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Submarine North Dakota Commissioned in Groton

By Kevin Copeland, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New … 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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USS Coronado Commissioned in Namesake City

  By Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) joined the Navy’s surface fleet during a commissioning … Continue reading

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USS Somerset (LPD 24) Commissioned in Philadelphia

  By Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Elena Pence, USS Somerset Public Affairs PHILADELPHIA (NNS) — USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. USS Somerset … Continue reading

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Submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Commissioned

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 7, 2013) Sailors assigned to Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) man the rails after the order to “bring the ship to life” is given during the commissioning ceremony for Minnesota. Minnesota, the 10th ship of … Continue reading

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Sailors Weather Alaskan Cold to Commission Navy’s Newest Amphib

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez ANCHORAGE, Alaska (NNS) — “Man our ship and bring her to life!” exclaimed ship sponsor Annette Conway, wife of retired Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Michael Murphy in Big Apple

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza, Naval Surfaces Forces Public Affairs NEW YORK (NNS) — USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at pier 88 in Manhattan, Oct. 6. … Continue reading

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