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Keel Laid for Future USS Cleveland

(Original article appears courtesy of Seapower Magazine) Lockheed Martin celebrated the keel-laying of the future littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Cleveland in June 17 ceremonies at the Fincantieri Marinete Marine shipyard in Wisconsin.  A welder authenticated the keel of LCS 31, the … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Canberra (LCS 30)

(Original article appears courtesy of Seapower Magazine) Austal USA hosted the christening ceremony for the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) Independence-variant littoral combat ship on June 5, the company said in a release. Canberra is the 15th LCS designed and … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Mobile

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) The Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, May 22. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 400 guests attended the socially distanced ceremony for the … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) The Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) Saturday, May 8, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 50 guests were able … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

(Original article courtesy of Huntington Ingalls) Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Saturday evening. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially distanced event was held with limited in-person … Continue reading

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USS Oakland Commissioning

(Original article courtesy of Navy.mil) Navy leaders, Oakland city officials and a socially distanced audience attended the ceremony for the third ship in naval service to be named in honor of the city of Oakland. The first USS Oakland was … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for Future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.) and his wife and ship sponsor, Martha Hill, attended the event. Acting Secretary of the Navy, Thomas W. Harker, Maine Senators Susan Collins and … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for Future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13)

(Original article appears courtesy of Naval Today) The future USNS Apalachicola is the second ship named in honor of the city of Apalachicola, Fla: the first, a large harbor tug (YTB-767), served from 1965 to 2002. The newbuild is part … Continue reading

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Keel Laying Ceremony for future USS Massachusetts (SSN 798)

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy Recognition) The Virginia-class attack submarine Massachusetts SSN 798 is the 25th Virginia-class fast attack submarine being built under the teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat. Construction began in March 2017 and is approximately … Continue reading

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Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Santa Barbara

(Original story courtesy of NAVSEA) The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony on Oct. 27 for the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) at the Austal USA shipyard. Lolita Zinke, the ship’s sponsor, authenticated the keel in a small ceremony, … Continue reading

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