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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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Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) Christened

An audience of over a thousand dignitaries, community leaders, and Austal USA employees celebrated the christening of the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) today at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. This is the third U.S. Navy ship christened here in 2019 and … Continue reading

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More than 20,000 Attendees Ship’s Sponsor Christens PCU John F. Kennedy

Original article appears courtesy of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic With more than 20,000 attendees, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, the Honorable Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, officially christened Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Christens Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport

The Navy christened its newest expeditionary fast transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony, Nov. 9, at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The principal speaker was Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, President of the Naval War … Continue reading

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USNS Miguel Keith Christened at General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego

This article appears courtesy of Military Sealift Command Pacific Expeditionary sea base USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5), the Military Sealift Command’s newest ship, was christened during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif. The event … Continue reading

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USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) Christened

Article originally appears courtesy of Fox 11 News (March 1, 2020) A celebration was held at the at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard to honor the littoral combat ship’s next significant production milestone. “It all starts with the work that … Continue reading

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USS Oregon (SSN 793) Christened in Connecticut

This article originally appears courtesy of AP/Stars and Stripes. The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric … Continue reading

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USS St. Louis (LCS 19) Christened in Marinette

(Article originally appears courtesy of Lockheed Martin) The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard. Ship sponsor Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, the daughter … Continue reading

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Austal USA Christens USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11)

(Article originally appears courtesy of Austal USA, 10 November 2018) Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility this morning. Puerto Rico is the eleventh of 12 … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Vermont (SSN 792)

(Article appears courtesy of Naval Submarine Support Center, New London) Gloria Valdez, ship sponsor and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, smashed a bottle of champagne from a Vermont vineyard against the Navy’s newest … Continue reading

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