Category Archives: Commissionings

USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Brought to Life

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alana Langdon, NPASE East, Det. Southeast PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. – The Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 27. The ship’s … Continue reading

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USS South Dakota (SSN 790) Commissioned

(Article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic) USS South Dakota (SSN 790) became the newest and 17th Virginia-class fast-attack submarine in the U.S. Navy during her commissioning ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, February 2, 2019.  The … Continue reading

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USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Commissioned

(Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet) The Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), was commissioned Jan. 26 at Naval Air Station North Island. Twenty gold star families and four Medal of … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Wichita (LCS 13)

(Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet) USS Wichita (LCS 13), the Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on Jan. 12. “The LCS, … Continue reading

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Thomas Hudner Commissioned

(This article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet) The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), December 1, 2018, during a ceremony in Boston. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions USS Sioux City

(This article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet) The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Nov. 17. The … Continue reading

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USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioned in Port Canaveral, Florida

(Article originally appears courtesy of the U.S. Navy) PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (NNS) — USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. … Continue reading

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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioned

(Article originally appears courtesy of Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE) The littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 26. The Independence-variant LCS is … Continue reading

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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioned

(This article appears courtesy Navy.mil) PORTLAND, Ore. — As medals adorning their chests clang with each running step, Sailors rush past the brow to man their vessel. During an official commissioning ceremony held in front of over 5,000 guests, the crew … Continue reading

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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life … Continue reading

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