Tag Archives: christenings

Navy sub Illinois christened by Michelle Obama

Story Courtesy Kori Rumore, Rick Tuma and Tribune wire reports (Chicago Tribune) First lady Michelle Obama christened a Navy submarine at a Connecticut shipyard, taking three whacks to break a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois and … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Navy sub Illinois christened by Michelle Obama

USS Little Rock Christening

Story courtesy of Jacksonville.com The USS Little Rock rolled into the waters of the Menominee River Saturday morning from Lockheed-Martin’s Marinette, Wis., plant. As the first of eight littoral combat ships currently slated to be docked at Mayport Naval Station … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , | Comments Off on USS Little Rock Christening

Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

Original Story Courtesy White House By James Gleeson On Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jill Biden took part in the christening ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The ship is named after former Congresswoman and Navy spouse Gabby … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

Austal Celebrates Christening Of Manchester (LCS 14)

Story Courtesy Austal USA/General Dynamics MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , | Comments Off on Austal Celebrates Christening Of Manchester (LCS 14)

Susie Buffett Christen USS Omaha

Story courtesy WPMI/UTV44 MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) – On Saturday, Austal USA delivered the Navy’s latest littoral combat ship at its shipyard in downtown Mobile. Despite the talk of cutbacks, the mood downtown was upbeat as local leaders vow to fight … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , | Comments Off on Susie Buffett Christen USS Omaha

Rosa Peralta Christenings USS Rafael Peralta at Maine Shipyard

Story Originally appeared via The Marine Times BATH, Maine — First in English, then in Spanish, the mother of a fallen Marine who shielded his comrades from an insurgent’s grenade christened a new Navy destroyer in his honor. Rosa Peralta asked God to bless … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Rosa Peralta Christenings USS Rafael Peralta at Maine Shipyard

USS John Finn (DDG 113) Christened at Ingalls Shipyard

Story from Marine Link May 2, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the company’s 29th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113), May 2 in front of nearly 1,000 guests. DDG 113 is … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on USS John Finn (DDG 113) Christened at Ingalls Shipyard

USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO

From General Dynamics/NASSCO Press Release SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB).  The ship is named in … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off on USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO

US Navy christens future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)

By Michael Finch II, Al.com (originally posted to Al.com/Austral News) MOBILE, Alabama — “Give her a nice hard whack,” was the advice Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA, imparted to the sponsor of the USNS Trenton. Standing at the edge … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Navy christens future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)

Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery

By COMLCSRON ONE Public Affairs Office The Navy christened littoral combat ship (LCS) Montgomery, Nov. 8, during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations, delivered the principal address at … Continue reading

Posted in Christenings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery