Category Archives: Commissionings

Fort Worth Commissioned in Galveston

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Rosalie Garcia GALVESTON, Texas (NNS) — USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) commissioned at the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 22. The ship was officially placed in service by Vice Chief … Continue reading

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USS Mississippi Commissioned

  From Naval Sea Systems Command WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy commissioned USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., June 2, 2012. Mississippi, built under a unique teaming agreement between General Dynamics … Continue reading

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Navy Welcomes USS San Diego to the Fleet

  By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The U.S. Navy commissioned the latest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a ceremony in … Continue reading

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Navy’s Newest Submarine, California Namesake Joins Fleet in Norfolk

  By Ensign Eric Durie, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) — The Navy commissioned its eighth Virginia-class submarine, USS California (SSN 781), during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 29, 2011. More than … Continue reading

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USS Spruance Commissioned as Navy’s Newest Destroyer

By David L. Hostetler, COMNAVSURFPAC Public Affairs KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) — USS Spruance (DDG 111) became the newest member of the Navy’s Pacific fleet after being placed in commission during a sunset ceremony at Naval Air Station Key West … Continue reading

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Navy Welcomes William P. Lawrence to the Fleet

By Mass Communication Specialist First Class Brian S. Finney MOBILE, Ala. – The Navy welcomed guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) into the fleet during a commissioning ceremony in Mobile, Ala., June 4. The newest Arleigh Burke-class ship, … Continue reading

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