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USS Billings Christening

(This article originally appeared on The Maritime Executive) On July 1, the Lockheed Martin-Fincantieri Marinette Marine consortium launched the 15th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) into Wisconsin’s Menominee River. Ship sponsor Sharla D. Tester christened LCS 15, the future USS Billings, in Navy tradition by breaking a champagne … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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