Coast Guard commissions new cutter named after California native in San Pedro

March 22, 2019 – Terrell Horne (WPC-1131), a California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC), was commissioned in San Pedro, Friday. The Terrell Horne is the third FRC to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach and will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District, which includes all of California and international waters off Mexico and Central America. Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III was killed by suspected drug smugglers who intentionally rammed the boat he and fellow Coast Guardsmen were aboard during law-enforcement operations near Santa Cruz…

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Vermont Commissioning Committee plans submarine commissioning ceremony

March 14, 2019 – The Commissioning Committee for the VERMONT (SSN 792) has been formed and has begun planning and fundraising activities to support the commissioning ceremony for this new submarine, which is currently under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT. The submarine, (SSN 792), is the 19th nuclear attack submarine of the Virginia-Class, and is the third U.S. warship named “VERMONT.” VERMONT is expected to be commissioned in late spring/early summer of 2020. This volunteer committee’s mission is to provide a memorable Commissioning for the ship’s…

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USS Tulsa commissioned as Navy’s newest surface combatant

February 16, 2019 – The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “She truly is an amazing ship and an amazing addition to the fleet, but as impressive as she is, she would be nothing without the Sailors you see lining her deck this morning,” said Cmdr. Drew Borovies, Tulsa’s commanding officer. “And as much as they…

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Future USS Tulsa set for San Francisco Commissioning

February 13, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Taylor gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “This ship is named in honor…

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RFS Gromkiy Commissioned at Vladivostok

December 25, 2018 – Corvette Gromky entered the Pacific Fleet’s strength. A solemn ceremony of hoisting the Naval Ensign of the Russian Federation has taken place on the warship today. After the signing of the act on commissioning the corvette from the industry and a solemn flag-raising ceremony, the warship was enlisted in the Russian Navy by the order of Commander-in-Chief and entered the Pacific Fleet’s strength. The Commander of the Eastern Military District Lieutenant General Gennady Zhidko, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces Commander Rear Admiral Sergei Rekish, as well…

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Future USS Thomas Hudner to be Commissioned in Boston

On June 12, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre Commissioning Unit Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Boston. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, a Peculiar, Missouri native, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW). It is the first warship named for naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner. Hudner, a native of…

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Future USS Indiana to be Commissioned in September

The Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789), will be commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 29, 2018. It will be the sixteenth Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet. Indiana will be the third U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be commissioned with a name honoring the state of Indiana. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, is the ship’s sponsor. Designed to operate in both coastal and deep-ocean environments, Indiana will present leadership with a…

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Manchester

The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, May 26, at the State Pier in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.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 ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to, “man our ship and bring her to life!”“The future USS Manchester is a modern marvel and…

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Latest JMSDF Commissionings in Detail

Google Translation Delivery ceremony · Self-defense ship flag award ceremony Delivery ceremony · What is self-defense ship flag award ceremony?  A ship built at a shipyard is to be handed over to the Ministry of Defense and the ownership of the warship has been relocated, which is to display the flag of self-defense ships on the ship (boat) tail. A warship to be committed becomes a new unit of a unit when it raises a self-defense flag at the ship (boat) tail, and adds it to the organization of the maritime…

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Bollinger delivers the 28th Fast Response Cutter

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC NATHAN BRUCKENTHAL, the 28th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard.The Coast Guard took delivery on the 29th of March, 2018 in Key West, Florida.The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for July, 2018 in Washington D.C. We are proud to announce the delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC NATHAN BRUCKENTHAL,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. “This FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards will be the second FRC to be stationed in Atlantic Beach, NC.Previous cutters have been stationed around the nation…

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History was Made with the Commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS 9

More than 8,500 people attended the Commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 braving the cold and snow on Saturday, December 16, 2017. All in attendance from veterans to dignitaries to families of the crew and active duty military, were bundled up and eagerly waiting for the USS Little Rock to finally be commissioned into US Navy. The ceremony was the first time in the 242-year history of the Navy that a new ship was commissioned along side the decommissioned namesake. Punctuating the historic significance of the day was…

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HM The Queen has commissioned aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy

The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth’s naval base this morning, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, Chancellor Philip Hammond and military chiefs. In her role as the ship’s Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The iconic White Ensign was then raised, symbolising the commissioning of the nation’s future flagship into the Royal Navy’s fleet. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, “Today marks the start of a hugely significant chapter for the Royal…

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Queen Elizabeth to Commission Namesake Aircraft Carrier

Her Majesty the Queen will formally commission her namesake aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into the Royal Navy fleet in just three weeks’ time. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the news as he made his first landing onto the deck of the carrier today, while she was at sea sailing around the South Coast of England. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, “In a world of intensifying global threats, this magnificent ship will be a leading force fighting to protect the values of the UK and our allies. It’s an honour…

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Future USS Ralph Johnson to be Commissioned in Charleston March 24th

On Oct. 19, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Ralph Johnson, commanded by Cmdr. Jason Patterson, a Chicago native, is the 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 30th DDG 51 class destroyer built by the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard. It is the first warship named for Medal of Honor recipient Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson.  Johnson, a native of Charleston, posthumously…

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USS Washington Brought to Life, Commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to join the Navy’s operational fleet. Elisabeth Mabus expressed how proud she was of the crew and their families. “I know, though you are all eager to set out on the Washington,…

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