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This Video shows the twelve ship christenings and commissionings that occurred from May 2013 to April 2014. The Society of Sponsors gratefully acknowledges and thanks our friends at the Naval Historical Foundation who produced the video for us.
From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Public Affairs MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) — The Navy, along with the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, christened and launched the future USS Milwaukee in a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard Dec. 18, … Continue reading
By Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) — With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship’s sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the … Continue reading
By Lt. Timothy Hawkins, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Nov. 2, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) shipyard. The ceremony … Continue reading
NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 7, 2013) Sailors assigned to Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) man the rails after the order to “bring the ship to life” is given during the commissioning ceremony for Minnesota. Minnesota, the 10th ship of … Continue reading