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Submarine North Dakota Commissioned in Groton

By Kevin Copeland, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New … 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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USS Gerald A. Ford Christening Connects President to Navy Roots

By Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) — With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship’s sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the … Continue reading

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Submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Commissioned

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 7, 2013) Sailors assigned to Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) man the rails after the order to “bring the ship to life” is given during the commissioning ceremony for Minnesota. Minnesota, the 10th ship of … Continue reading

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Sailors Weather Alaskan Cold to Commission Navy’s Newest Amphib

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez ANCHORAGE, Alaska (NNS) — “Man our ship and bring her to life!” exclaimed ship sponsor Annette Conway, wife of retired Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. … Continue reading

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USNS Montford Point Christened in San Diego

  By Sarah Burford, Military Sealift Command Pacific Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Navy’s first mobile landing platform ship, USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1), was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, March 2. Owned … Continue reading

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Enterprise, Navy’s First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, Inactivated

  From USS Enterprise Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) — Nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Dec. 1, 2012, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, the world’s first … Continue reading

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Future USS Minnesota Christened

  From Naval Sea Systems Command NEWPORT NEWS, VA. (NNS) — The Navy christened its newest submarine, the future USS Minnesota (SSN 783), Oct. 27, at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News in Newport News, Va. Minnesota‘s sponsor, Ellen Roughead, … 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 … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Michael Murphy in Big Apple

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza, Naval Surfaces Forces Public Affairs NEW YORK (NNS) — USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at pier 88 in Manhattan, Oct. 6. … Continue reading

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