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USS Vermont Commissioned

Original article appears courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Vermont (SSN 792), the 19th Virginia-class attack submarine, today, April 18, 2020.  Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was cancelled due to public health safety and … Continue reading

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USS Delaware Commissioned

Original article appears courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine, today, April 4, 2020. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was cancelled due to public health safety and … Continue reading

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USS Canberra Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of Naval News The future USS Canberra will be the 30th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the U.S. Navy, and the 15th Independence-class LCS built by Austal USA. Marise Payne was appointed Australia’s Minister for Foreign … Continue reading

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Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) Christened

An audience of over a thousand dignitaries, community leaders, and Austal USA employees celebrated the christening of the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) today at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. This is the third U.S. Navy ship christened here in 2019 and … Continue reading

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More than 20,000 Attendees Ship’s Sponsor Christens PCU John F. Kennedy

Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic With more than 20,000 attendees, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, the Honorable Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, officially christened Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Christens Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport

The Navy christened its newest expeditionary fast transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony, Nov. 9, at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The principal speaker was Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, President of the Naval War … Continue reading

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) today. Lucas was the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor. … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for First-in-Class USNS Navajo

Original article appears courtesy of the Military Sealift Command Gulf Island Shipyard hosted a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for USS Nantucket

Original article appears courtesy of WLUK/Marinette, WI A keel laying ceremony in Wisconsin marked the ceremonial start of construction of the next ship to carry the name Nantucket. WLUK-TV reported that Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine hosted the keel … Continue reading

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Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Savannah (LCS 28)

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal USA’s shipyard Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20. The ship’s sponsor, Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, authenticated the keel for … Continue reading

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