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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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Fort Worth Commissioned in Galveston

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Rosalie Garcia GALVESTON, Texas (NNS) — USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) commissioned at the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 22. The ship was officially placed in service by Vice Chief … Continue reading

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Navy’s Second Joint High-Speed Vessel Christened

  By Meghan Patrick, Military Sealift Command Public Affairs MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) — USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of the Navy’s new joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened, … Continue reading

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Navy Christens Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Somerset

  From Defense Media Activity – Navy AVONDALE, La., (NNS) — The Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock was christened Somerset during a ceremony July 28 at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La. The highlight of the … Continue reading

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USS Mississippi Commissioned

  From Naval Sea Systems Command WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy commissioned USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., June 2, 2012. Mississippi, built under a unique teaming agreement between General Dynamics … Continue reading

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Navy’s Newest Submarine, California Namesake Joins Fleet in Norfolk

  By Ensign Eric Durie, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) — The Navy commissioned its eighth Virginia-class submarine, USS California (SSN 781), during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 29, 2011. More than … Continue reading

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