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Keel Laying commemorated for third ship in Gerald R. Ford-Class, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – With the words, “I hereby declare the keel of the United States Ship Enterprise truly and fairly laid,” Olympians Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky chalked their initials on respective steel plates, which were then embossed by … Continue reading

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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 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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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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