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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioned

(Article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE) The littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 26. The Independence-variant LCS is … Continue reading

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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioned

(This article appears courtesy Navy.mil) PORTLAND, Ore. — As medals adorning their chests clang with each running step, Sailors rush past the brow to man their vessel. During an official commissioning ceremony held in front of over 5,000 guests, the crew … Continue reading

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USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioned

(Article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS … Continue reading

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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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