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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Navy to Commission Submarine Washington

The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Naval Station Norfolk. Mr. Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. The submarine’s sponsor is Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “The future USS Washington is among the…

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Welcome to the fleet – HMAS Hobart III

With a zealous crowd and great fanfare, the guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney today. The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull joined with other dignitaries, ship’s company and family and friends to welcome the newest ship to the Australian Fleet. Mr Turnbull said Australia plays a leading role in ensuring the world remains at peace. “In these uncertain times, a strong, well equipped Australian Defence Force is absolutely critical,” he said. “The commissioning of…

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