Category Archives: Keel Authentication Ceremonies

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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Keel Laid for USS Nantucket

Original article appears courtesy of WLUK/Marinette, WI A keel laying ceremony in Wisconsin marked the ceremonial start of construction of the next ship to carry the name Nantucket. WLUK-TV reported that Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine hosted the keel … Continue reading

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Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Savannah (LCS 28)

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal USA’s shipyard Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20. The ship’s sponsor, Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, authenticated the keel for … Continue reading

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USNS Cherokee Nation Keel Laying

Original appears courtesy of U.S. Navy/NAVSEA A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy’s Navajo class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held near … Continue reading

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USS Basilone Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of U.S. Navy/NAVSEA The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard Jan.10. Speakers included Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 class program manager; Diane … Continue reading

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USNS John Lewis Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of USNI The keel was laid for the future first-in-class fleet replenishment oiler John Lewis (T-AO-205) in a ceremony in San Diego this week. General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) is building the new fleet of … Continue reading

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USS Richard M. McCool Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of NAVSEA The keel for the future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. (LPD 29) was ceremoniously laid during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, April 12. Shana McCool and Kate Oja are the … Continue reading

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USS Marinette Keel Laying

Original article appears courtesy of U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25) in Marinette, Wisconsin March 27. The keel laying symbolically recognizes the joining of … Continue reading

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