Christenings & Commissionings Archive

  • The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine, North Dakota, during an 11 a.m. (EDT)  ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Before we commission […]

    Inside North Dakota (SSN 784)

    The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine, North Dakota, during an 11 a.m. (EDT)  ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Before we commission […]

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  • By Capt. Robert A. Hall, Jr. USS America (LHA 6) Commanding Officer The commissioning journey for the newest amphibious assault ship in the fleet, USS America (LHA 6), has been challenging, […]

    Bringing USS America to Life

    By Capt. Robert A. Hall, Jr. USS America (LHA 6) Commanding Officer The commissioning journey for the newest amphibious assault ship in the fleet, USS America (LHA 6), has been challenging, […]

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  • By Tim Schnoor Office of Naval Research It’s a great day for the U.S. Navy and the ocean science community—I just witnessed the christening of the Navy’s newest research vessel […]

    U.S. Navy Takes ‘One Giant Leap’ with New Research Vessel

    By Tim Schnoor Office of Naval Research It’s a great day for the U.S. Navy and the ocean science community—I just witnessed the christening of the Navy’s newest research vessel […]

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  • USS Somerset was commissioned during a ceremony held March 1 in Philadelphia, Pa. Somerset is named in honor of the courageous passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, […]

    USS Somerset Commissioning Ceremony

    USS Somerset was commissioned during a ceremony held March 1 in Philadelphia, Pa. Somerset is named in honor of the courageous passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The […]

    PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Christening Ceremony

    Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The […]

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  • By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be christened Saturday in Newport News, Va., by Mrs. Susan Ford Bales, CVN […]

    Navy’s Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier Ready for Christening

    By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be christened Saturday in Newport News, Va., by Mrs. Susan Ford Bales, CVN […]

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  • Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed on Saturday, November 9, 2013. President Gerald […]

    PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – Building a Giant

    Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed on Saturday, November 9, 2013. President Gerald […]

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  • On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed. President Gerald […]

    PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – Ready For the Future

    On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed. President Gerald […]

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  • By Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS/DV) Timothy A. Preabt Chief of the Boat, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) Before reporting to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota last fall, […]

    Proud to Call North Dakota Home

    By Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS/DV) Timothy A. Preabt Chief of the Boat, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) Before reporting to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota last fall, […]

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