Category Archives: Commissionings

USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioned in Port Canaveral, Florida

(Article originally appears courtesy of the U.S. Navy) PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (NNS) — USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. … Continue reading

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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioned

(Article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE) The littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 26. The Independence-variant LCS is … Continue reading

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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioned

(This article appears courtesy Navy.mil) PORTLAND, Ore. — As medals adorning their chests clang with each running step, Sailors rush past the brow to man their vessel. During an official commissioning ceremony held in front of over 5,000 guests, the crew … Continue reading

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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life … Continue reading

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy Charleston Post and Courier) By Gregory Yee (Post and Courier) U.S. Sen. Tim Scott stood atop the deck of the massive gray warship docked in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning and asked members of the … Continue reading

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USS Omaha (LCS 12) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Petter Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2018) – The littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) became the newest member of the Navy’s surface fleet after being placed … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy of USNI) By Ben Werner A commissioning ceremony was held in Buffalo, N.Y. today for USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. The ceremony was held next to the museum ship, the decommissioned USS Little … Continue reading

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USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioned

(Article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS … Continue reading

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USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Commissioned in San Diego

(This article originally appeared courtesy of U.S. Navy/Phil Ladoucuer, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class) The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was commissioned in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 29. The … Continue reading

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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared on Navy.mil) By Ens. Corey Todd Jones NORFOLK (NNS) — President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of … Continue reading

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