Future USNS John Glenn Christening Ceremony

Navy christened Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn on Feb. 1 during a ceremony in San Diego, Calif. You can watch the ceremony below starting at 10 a.m. (PST) on Feb. 1.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert delivered the ceremony’s principal address. Lyn Glenn, daughter of John Glenn, served as the ship’s sponsor.

The Military Sealift Command mobile landing ship USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) underway off the California coast, Jan 9. John Glenn successfully completed Builder's Sea Trials on Jan. 13. The ship is expected to be delivered to the Navy in March following Acceptance Trails. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

The Military Sealift Command mobile landing ship USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) underway off the California coast, Jan 9. John Glenn successfully completed Builder’s Sea Trials on Jan. 13. The ship is expected to be delivered to the Navy in March following Acceptance Trails. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

 

Upon delivery to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, John Glenn will be designated as a United States Naval Ship (USNS), and will have a core crew of 34 civilian mariners who will operate and navigate the ship.