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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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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Commissioning

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 21, 2016) The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials with the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). (U.S. Navy/Released)

The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants and is named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former chief …

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