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Navy Christens USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)

(Article originally appeared courtesy UPI) The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship was christened over the weekend in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala. The USS Cincinnati, an Independence-class littoral combat ship, becomes the 11th ship built by Austal USA as … Continue reading

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USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) Christened in Wisconsin

(Article appears courtesy Lockheed Martin/PRNewsWire) The Lockheed Martin-led industry team hosted the christening ceremony for the 17th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard today. Ship sponsor Jill Donnelly christened LCS 17, the future USS Indianapolis, in Navy tradition … Continue reading

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Navy Christens, Launches Future USS Detroit

From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Public Affairs MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) — The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Christens Future USS America (LHA 6)

By Ensign Darius A. Radzius, Navy Office of Information PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) — The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) was christened Oct. 20 at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. “When America joins the fleet, we’ll be a stronger, … Continue reading

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Navy Christens Submarine John Warner

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jymyaka Braden, Defense Media Activity NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) — Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at … Continue reading

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R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28) Christened

ANACORTES, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2014) Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, ship’s sponsor for the auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) vessel R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at the Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard … 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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Navy Christens future USS Zumwalt

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R/V Neil Armstrong Christened by Navy

  By Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research Public Affairs Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder joined family members of the late Neil Armstrong March 29 to christen the Navy’s newest research ship, named for the legendary astronaut … Continue reading

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Future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) Christened and Launched

From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Public Affairs MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) — The Navy, along with the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, christened and launched the future USS Milwaukee in a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard Dec. 18, … Continue reading

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