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Nearly 60 Years On, America’s Nuclear Subs Remain Technological Marvels

n this file photo taken Jan. 21, 1954, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN 571) slips into the Thames River.

By Lt. Cmdr. Ben Amdur Officer in Charge of the Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and the Director of the Submarine Force Museum On Nov. 2, 2013 Precommissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) will be christened at the Electric Boat Ship Yard in Groton, Conn., launching the most advanced submarine in …

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USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Commissioned in Alaska

Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage, May 4. More than 4,000 people gathered to witness the ship's commissioning in its namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage, the seventh San Antonio-class LPD, is the second ship to be named for the city and the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans/Released)

USS Anchorage (LPD 23), an amphibious transport dock ship, was commissioned during a ceremony held May 4 in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. You can watch the commissioning ceremony and replay an enhanced moderated chat of the ceremony below. Below is a moderated enhanced chat of the commissioning ceremony.

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USS Anchorage Joins the Fleet

Introduction by Maj. Gen. Timothy C. Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps: This weekend, as director of Expeditionary Warfare, I will attend the commissioning of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as we welcome the newest warship to our fleet, with the motto of “Nil Fato Relinquemus,” translated in English …

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Navy to Commission USS Arlington (LPD 24)

Today, the Navy will commission its newest landing transport dock ship, USS Arlington (LPD 24). The event will be streamed live at 12:30 p.m. EDT on the Navy’s Livetream channel. Arlington honors the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, as …

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Arlington Sets Course with “Strength, Honor, Fortitude”

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Arlington (LPD 24) is positioned at its berth at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, March 22. Arlington was named for Arlington County, Va., and honors first responders and the 184 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

The Navy commissioned the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 6, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va., and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the …

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Navy to Christen its First MLP: USNS Montford Point

The following blog was written by Sarah Burford at Military Sealift Command Pacific public affairs in advance of the christening of Navy’s first mobile landing platform, USNS Montford Point, at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, March 2. The christening ceremony begins at 10  a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. …

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