Category Archives: Keel Authentication Ceremonies

USS Bougainville Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of NAVSEA The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division (HII), March 14.  The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, authenticated the keel by welding … Continue reading

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Future Carl Levin Keel Laying Ceremony

Original article appears courtesy of U.S. Navy The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Feb. 1. Speakers at the ceremony included Sens. Susan Collins and … Continue reading

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Keel Laying for USNS Newport

Original article appears courtesy of UPI The U.S. Navy laid the keel for its 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport, at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. During a ceremony, the keel of the fast transport ship was … Continue reading

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Keel Laying for USS Mobile

Original article appears courtesy of NAVSEA The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) at Austal USA’s shipyard on Dec. 14. The ship’s sponsor, Rebecca Byrne, wife of Rep. Bradley Byrne, … Continue reading

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USS Cooperstown Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of Lockheed Martin The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen R. … Continue reading

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Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Puerto Rico

Original article appears courtesy of the Military Sealift Command A ceremony celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy’s eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), was held at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard of Austal USA, … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for USS Oakland

Original article appears courtesy of Defpost Austal USA has laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), during a ceremony at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama on July 20. Ship’s … Continue reading

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Keel Laying for USS Daniel Inouye

Original article appears courtesy of NAVSEA The keel of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) was ceremoniously laid on May 14 at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.  Irene Hirano Inouye, the ship’s sponsor and wife of the late … Continue reading

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PCU Minneapolis-St Paul Keel Laid

(Photo and article originally appeared courtesy of SEAWAVES) The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in Marinette, Feb. 22. The initials of the ship’s sponsor, Jodi Greene, were welded … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for Future Miguel Keith

Original article appears courtesy of General Dynamics/NASSCO A time honored ceremony was held at General Dynamics NASSCO on January 30, 2018. Keel laying is a long-recognized tradition of laying down the backbone of a ship. It is a milestone that … Continue reading

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