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  • 30 July 2020

    Last week, Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on littoral combat ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit, with a ceremony in Marinette.

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The keel of the future USNS Carson City (JHSV 7) was authenticated during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard on Friday, July 31. The keel was authenticated by the Mayor of Carson City, the Honorable Robert Crowell. By etching his initials into the keel plate, Crowell confirmed that the “keel” of the ship had […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal and the U.S. Navy celebrated the keel-laying of the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the second keel-laying ceremony for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program since the beginning of the year. Brunswick (JHSV 6) is one of ten Austal-designed 103-meter (338-foot) U.S. Navy JHSVs under contract. There have been four JHSVs delivered since […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal’s Alabama, USA, shipyard laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) on April 10. USS Cincinnati will be the 20th littoral combat ship and the tenth Independence-variant. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and ship’s sponsor Penny Pritzker authenticated the keel during the ceremony. While keel laying traditionally represents the formal […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future Zumwalt-class Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard, May 23. The keel authenticators were George and Sally Monsoor, parents of the ship’s namesake Medal of Honor recipient Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor. They confirmed that the […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) laid the keel for the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) in a ceremony in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on November 14. The ship’s keel was authenticated by the ship’s sponsors, Louisa Dixon, Virginia Munford, and Rolanda Pickett Wilson. The authenticators etched their initials into […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US-based subsidiary of Australian shipbuilder Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) in MObile, Alabama on December 14. The ship’s sponsor, Rebecca Byrne, wife of Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., authenticated the keel for the 13th Independence variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) during the […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on September 20. Savannah is the 14th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS). “We are honored to lay the keel of what will one day be a magnificent combat ship that will defend […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has authenticated the keel for the US Navy’s eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship in a ceremony at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction, as the keel is the symbolic backbone of a ship. The keel was said to be “truly and […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) officially started construction in a keel authentication ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), on Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship construction. In the age of wooden ships, ‘keel laying’ referred to the laying down of the piece of timber serving as the backbone […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the third and final U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer, had its keel laid in Bath, Maine, on January 30. The keel laying and authentication ceremony was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The keel was authenticated by former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters and ship co-sponsors, Lynda Johnson Robb and […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) authenticated the keel for the future USS Portland (LPD 27) during a ceremony at HII’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard, Aug. 2. The keel was authenticated to be “truly and fairly laid” by the ship’s sponsor, Bonnie Amos, spouse of Gen. James Amos, 35th commandant of the U.S. Marine […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Sept. 23.   The keel was authenticated by ship sponsor and military wife Georgeanne McRaven, and 41-year veteran shipbuilder, Robert Boegner, Jr. The two traced their initials into the ship’s keel plate after […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Lewis and Clark class dry cargo-ammunition ship T-AKE 14 at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. Mrs. Min Kaskin served as keel authenticator for the ceremony. She is the wife of Jonathan D. Kaskin, Director, Strategic Mobility/Combat Logistics Division, Office of the Chief of […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Lockheed Martin-led industry team held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The keel for the 12th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, future USS Cooperstown, was laid on August 14 in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen R. Tillapaugh, Mayor of the Village of Cooperstown, […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Industry news

    Goa Shipyard Ltd held a keel laying ceremony for the fourth of six new Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) on January 9th 2014. The class is specifically designed and built by Goa Shipyard for the Coast Guard. The contract for building the six vessels was signed on May 9, 2012, and the first […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., on April 16.   The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to […]

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

    The Royal Canadian Navy laid the keel for its second Harry DeWolf-class arctic and offshore patrol vessel, future HMCS Margaret Brooke, on May 29. The keel-laying ceremony took place at Halifax Shipyard and was marked by the placing of a coin onto the keel of the ship by Olivia Strowbridge, the first woman in a trade supervisory role at Halifax […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide. Dr Kelly said the final keel block is the 18th of 31 blocks to be joined into what is rapidly becoming the recognisable structure […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Industry news

    A ceremony celebrating the laying and authentication of the keel of the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) was held at the Austal USA shipyard, yesterday.   The keel was authenticated by the ship’s sponsor, Virginia Kamsky, who confirmed that it was truly and fairly laid. Although the laying of the keel has historically signified the […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Industry news

    The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., May 20. Mrs. Diane Patrick, the First Lady of Massachusetts and ship sponsor, served as the keel authenticator. “The keel laying is a major milestone in bringing a ship to life,” […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal on Monday held a keel-laying ceremony for the first vessel of the Australian government’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project. Defense industry minister Christopher Pyne authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was subsequently welded and placed in the hull of the vessel. Austal chief executive officer David Singleton said […]

  • 4 September 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Split-based shipbuilder Brodosplit held a keel-laying ceremony for two inshore patrol vessels ordered by Croatia’s defense ministry.

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    Keel laying ceremony for the Second New Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), indigenously designed and in–house built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for the Indian Coast Guard, was held at GSL on 28th Jan 2013. The keel laying ceremony for the Second of the New Class OPV comes on the heels of  commissioning of the […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding on May 16 hosted a keel authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s 21st Virginia-class submarine, Montana (SSN 794). In keeping with a US Navy tradition, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, chalked her initials onto a steel plate. Mariah Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program reached a new milestone on Friday as the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid at at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Industry news

    A Lockheed Martin led industry team held a keel-laying ceremony at Marinette Marine’s shipyard for the future USS Milwaukee, the U.S. Navy’s fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The term, lay the keel, in shipbuilding language, means the beginning of a significant undertaking, which is the start of the module erection process that reflects the ship […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The keel for the lead ship in the new class of Royal Australian Navy Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel has officially been constructed, Australia’s defense minister has announced. More than 50 tonnes of Australian steel has been assembled at Osborne Naval Shipyard, satisfying the contractual requirement for keel construction of the lead ship. Construction on the […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On February 18, 2015, Austal and the US Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), the fourth Independence-variant LCS class ship built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal as prime contractor by the Navy in 2010. Captain Tom Anderson, Littoral Combat Ship Program […]