Category Archives: Keel Authentication Ceremonies

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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Keel Laid for Future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy.mil) The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.) and his wife and ship sponsor, Martha Hill, attended the event. Acting Secretary of the Navy, Thomas W. Harker, Maine Senators Susan Collins and … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for Future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13)

(Original article appears courtesy of Naval Today) The future USNS Apalachicola is the second ship named in honor of the city of Apalachicola, Fla: the first, a large harbor tug (YTB-767), served from 1965 to 2002. The newbuild is part … Continue reading

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Keel Laying Ceremony for future USS Massachusetts (SSN 798)

(Original article appears courtesy of Navy Recognition) The Virginia-class attack submarine Massachusetts SSN 798 is the 25th Virginia-class fast attack submarine being built under the teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat. Construction began in March 2017 and is approximately … Continue reading

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Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Santa Barbara

(Original story courtesy of NAVSEA) The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony on Oct. 27 for the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) at the Austal USA shipyard. Lolita Zinke, the ship’s sponsor, authenticated the keel in a small ceremony, … Continue reading

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Keel Laying for Future USNS Harvey Milk

Original article appears courtesy of General Dynamics/Nassco. On Thursday, September 3, General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), the second of six vessels in the John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler program for the U.S. Navy.  Senator … Continue reading

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Beloit Keel Laying

This article originally appears courtesy of the City of Beloit, WI. Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit, with a ceremony in Marinette. As part of … Continue reading

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USS Canberra Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of Naval News The future USS Canberra will be the 30th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the U.S. Navy, and the 15th Independence-class LCS built by Austal USA. Marise Payne was appointed Australia’s Minister for Foreign … Continue reading

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) today. Lucas was the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor. … Continue reading

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Keel Laid for First-in-Class USNS Navajo

Original article appears courtesy of the Military Sealift Command Gulf Island Shipyard hosted a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue … Continue reading

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