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Navy Christens USS Canberra (LCS 30)

(Original article appears courtesy of Seapower Magazine) Austal USA hosted the christening ceremony for the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) Independence-variant littoral combat ship on June 5, the company said in a release. Canberra is the 15th LCS designed and … Continue reading

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Navy Christens USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

(Original article courtesy of Huntington Ingalls) Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Saturday evening. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially distanced event was held with limited in-person … Continue reading

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USS Montana Christened

Original article appears courtesy of the Navy Times. She’s touted as a force to be reckoned with. And after nearly a 100-year absence, a U.S. Navy vessel now bears the name “Montana.” And when she takes to the water, you … Continue reading

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USS Savannah (LCS 28) Christened

Original article appears courtesy of Austal USA. The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has been christened at  Austal USA’s  state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The future USS Savannah is the 14th of 19 Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Austal USA has under contract … Continue reading

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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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