Category Archives: Commissionings

USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Commissioned

Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. The U.S. Navy commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) today. Due to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the … Continue reading

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USS St. Louis (LCS 19) Commissioned

Original article appears courtesy of the Department of Defense. The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19), Aug. 8. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the novel … Continue reading

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USS Tripoli Commissioned

This article appears courtesy of the Department of Defense. The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7) on July 15, 2020. Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public … Continue reading

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USS Kansas City Commissioned

Original article appears courtesy of the Department of Defense. The U.S. Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) today, June 20. The Navy commissioned Kansas City administratively via naval message due to public health safety and … Continue reading

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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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Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis

Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), was commissioned Oct. 26 at Burns Harbor. Burns Harbor is known for producing steel and has a long, … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)

Originally article appears courtesy of  Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rosalie Chang The U.S. Navy commissioned the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, in Gulfport, Miss. More than 1,400 guests attended the ceremony … Continue reading

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Woody Williams (ESB 4) Commissioned

Article appears courtesy of Defense Media Activity, U.S. Marines The Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) Hershel “Woody” Williams was commissioned as a warship on March 7, 2020. The ship transfers from military Sealift Command to the Navy. In attendance to the … Continue reading

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USS Billings (LCS 15) Commissioned

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marianne Guemo, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment Southeast KEY WEST, Fla. – The U.S. Navy commissioned the USS Billings (LCS 15), the eighth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, during a ceremony in Key … Continue reading

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