Category Archives: Christenings

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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USNS Miguel Keith Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego

This article appears courtesy of Military Sealift Command Pacific Expeditionary sea base USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5), the Military Sealift Command’s newest ship, was christened during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif. The event … Continue reading

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USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) Christened

Article originally appears courtesy of Fox 11 News (March 1, 2020) A celebration was held at the at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard to honor the littoral combat ship’s next significant production milestone. “It all starts with the work that … Continue reading

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USS Oregon (SSN 793) Christened in Connecticut

This article originally appears courtesy of AP/Stars and Stripes. The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric … Continue reading

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USS St. Louis (LCS 19) Christened in Marinette

(Article originally appears courtesy of Lockheed Martin) The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard. Ship sponsor Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, the daughter … Continue reading

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Austal USA Christens USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11)

(Article originally appears courtesy of Austal USA, 10 November 2018) Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility this morning. Puerto Rico is the eleventh of 12 … Continue reading

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USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Christened

(Article originally appears courtesy of Marine Link) U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the 71st in the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers … Continue reading

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USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Christened

(Article originally appears courtesy of Austal USA) MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City, at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility today.  Kansas City is the eleventh of 17 Independence-variant LCS … Continue reading

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