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Navy Christens LPD USS Fort Lauderdale

(Original appears courtesy of Naval Technology) Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has held the naming ceremony of the US Navy’s newest landing platform/dock (LPD) 28 at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship was christened as … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Nantucket (LCS 27)

(Original article appears courtesy of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror) The USS Nantucket, the  first  U.S. Navy ship to be named after the island in more than 100 years, was christened Saturday in  Marinette, Wis. The christening ceremony marked the transition … Continue reading

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Navy Christens Future USS Hyman G. Rickover

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine, future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), was christened during a ceremony at General Dynamics’ Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Connecticut, July 31. “This submarine is a … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USNS John Lewis (TAO 25)

(Originally article appears courtesy of USNI News) The first of the Navy’s new replenishment oilers was christened on Saturday. In a ceremony in San Diego, Calif., the Navy christened the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO-205), the first ship in the service’s new … Continue reading

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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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