Category Archives: Christenings

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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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 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 Montana Christened

Original article appears courtesy of the Navy Times. She’s touted as a force to be reckoned with. And after nearly a 100-year absence, a U.S. Navy vessel now bears the name “Montana.” And when she takes to the water, you … Continue reading

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USS Savannah (LCS 28) Christened

Original article appears courtesy of Austal USA. The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has been christened at  Austal USA’s  state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The future USS Savannah is the 14th of 19 Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Austal USA has under contract … 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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