Category Archives: Keel Authentication Ceremonies

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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Navy Lays Keel for PCU North Dakota

By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (NNS) — The Navy celebrated the keel-laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) at General Dynamics Electric Boat-Quonset Point division in North Kingstown, May 11. … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for First DDG 1000 Destroyer

From Program Executive Office, Ships Public Affairs BATH, Maine (NNS) — The U.S. Navy laid the keel for its first Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000), Nov. 17, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. While keel laying was once … Continue reading

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Navy Lays Keel for PCU Minnesota

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. May 20, 2011 – The Navy celebrated a key milestone on May 20, with the keel laying of PCU Minnesota (SSN 783) at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII –NNS) in Newport News, Va. In … Continue reading

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