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USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Indiana Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Sept. 29 commissioning of the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789). The principal speaker will be U.S. Representative Jim Banks from Indiana. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion from 2004 to 2012, serving …

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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioning

MOBILE, Ala. (Dec. 15, 2017) The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy.(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the May 26 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14). Adm. William Moran, vice chief of Naval Operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, will serve as the …

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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning

USS Portland commissioning graphic

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock, USS Portland (LPD 27). Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves …

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning

GULF OF MEXICO (July 27, 2017) Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. (U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Young/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning Watch to help us welcome our newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson – DDG 114 to our fleet.The ship's namesake earned the Medal of …

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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning

USS Colorado's seal

The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Colorado (SSN 788), will be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London, March 17, 2018. It will be the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the submarine can operate in both …

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioning Ceremony

LAKE MICHIGAN (Aug. 25, 2017) The future littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is underway during a high-speed run in Lake Michigan during acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of USS Little Rock (LCS 9)’s commissioning ceremony. Live video of the Dec. 16 ceremony at the Canalside waterfront in Buffalo, New York, is scheduled to begin 11 a.m. (EST). USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioning Watch as our newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, …

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