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  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    German Navy’s fourth and final 125 class frigate (F125) ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’ was christened at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ Hamburg site on May 24. The frigate ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’ is scheduled to be handed over to the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw in spring 2020. Malu Dreyer, premier of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate after which the frigate has been named, performed […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Industry news

    The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. USS Zumwalt is the first ship named after Admiral Elmo […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy christened its newest submarine, the future USS Minnesota (SSN 783), Oct. 27, at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News in Newport News, Va. Minnesota’s sponsor, Ellen Roughead, broke a ceremonial bottle of sparkling wine against the submarine’s hull, officially naming the ship. Roughead, the wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. (Ret.) […]

  • 23 March 2014
    Industry news

    Austal christened the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala.   Jackson is the first of 10 Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the U.S. Navy has awarded to Austal as prime contractor. The 127-meter aluminum trimaran is capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy announced on Friday that the christening of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) originally scheduled for Oct. 19 has been cancelled and postponed until a future date. “It is incredibly unfortunate that we are being forced to cancel the christening ceremony for this great warship,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, “but […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities

    General Dynamics NASSCO on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses. The Saturday morning christening ceremony took […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton(WMSL 753), on Saturday, Oct. 26. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the christening. His wife, Linda Kapral Papp, is the ship’s sponsor. Adm. and Mrs. Papp will be available to speak […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Detroit, on Oct. 18 during a ceremony at Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will deliver the principal address at the ceremony. Mrs. Barbara Levin, wife of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (Michigan), will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s 14th Virginia-class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries on March 5. Ship sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to mark the christening of the submarine named for the Evergreen State. […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat christened the Illinois (SSN 786) Oct. 10, the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class. The Saturday morning christening ceremony took place at Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as the ceremony’s principal speaker. First Lady Michelle Obama, the ship’s sponsor, christened the ship […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will begin the flooding of Dry Dock 12 on Friday morning, October 11, where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. The flooding will herald preparations for the ship’s christening scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013 and subsequent launching. […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Industry news

    The United States Navy has confirmed that the christening of the future USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) said on Friday.   The christening of the USS Zumwalt was originally set for October 19, however, due to the U.S.Government shutdown the ceremony was pushed […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has christened the US Coast Guard’s new national security cutter Stone (WMSL 758). Stone, which is the ninth Legend-class NSC to be built at Ingalls, was christened on February 29, 2020. “Over the last four years, we as a Coast Guard have interdicted 2 million pounds of illicit […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is buzzing with activity of a different sort as teams of shipbuilders put the final touches on preparations for the christening of the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785).   The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and is open to invited guests, but […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]

  • 10 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy christened its sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) on May 9 at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a multi-mission, non-combatant transport vessel characterized by its high volume, high speed, and flexibility. It is the fourth ship to be named Brunswick after the seaport […]

  • 16 September 2012
    Industry news

    USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of the Navy’s new joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened, Sept. 15, during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. Military Sealift Command (MSC) will own and operate Choctaw County and the other JHSVs, that are under […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy will christen its newest attack submarine Minnesota, Saturday, Oct. 27, during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Newport News, Va.   Adm. Kirk Donald, Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.  Ellen Roughead, wife of former Chief of Naval […]

  • 15 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has christened its 17th Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790). The christening ceremony took place at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut on Saturday, October 14. South Dakota, a Virginia-class submarine designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state’s name. The second ship […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, USNS Yuma (EPF 8) during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard on Saturday, August 20. What made this christening ceremony special is the fact that it was held beneath the ship’s hull with guests seated between the two hulls of the catamaran. USNS Yuma is […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries will christen the US Navy’s future destroyer John Finn (DDG 113) on Saturday, May 2. The christening ceremony for the company’s 29th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer will be held at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. DDG 113 is named John Finn after the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. Finn received the […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The commemorative items, placed under the island of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during the island landing event in January, will be permanently welded into the ship in honor of President Gerald R. Ford’s 100th birthday, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013. The ceremony will take place at Newport News Shipbuilding. […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s second of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels, USNS John Glenn (MLP-2) was christened on Saturday morning, February 1st at General Dynamics’ NASSCO arm in Sand Diego.   The godmother of the ship, Lyn Glenn, daughter of the legendary U.S. astronaut John Glenn, in whose honor the ship was named, christened the […]

  • 16 March 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russia Deploys 60 Ships near Ukraine Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Industry news

    Nearly 1,200 guests attended the christening of Anchorage (LPD 23), the seventh ship in the USS San Antonio class of ships being built by In… (sunherald) [mappress] Source: sunherald, May 17, 2011;

  • 20 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. US General Voices Need for More […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    USS Wichita, the U.S. Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship was launched during a September 17 ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette. Lockheed Martin, the company leading the industry team that builds the Freedom variant of LCS ships has shared a video of LCS 13 hitting the water moments after being christened. Ship sponsor, Kate […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy’s first mobile landing platform ship, USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1), was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, March 2. Owned and operated by Military Sealift Command, Montford Point was christened by its sponsor, Alexis “Jackie” Bolden, the wife of current NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Industry news

    On Saturday, July 28, Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company’s ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25). LPD 25 is named in honor of the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. Patrick White, president of Families of […]