USS Nantucket Christening Ceremony

The christening ceremony of the USS Nantucket (LCS 27) marks the transition of this ship from new construction to the tests and trials phase and is celebrated with the traditional breaking of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.

Picture from left to right: Dario Deste, Fincantieri Marine Group CEO; Captain David Miller, USN; Lieutenant Spurlock; VADM John Hamnink, Honorable James Geurts, Under Secretary of the Navy (behind); Captain Taylor, USN; Commander Jonathan Scheil, USN; RDML Casey Moton, USN; Mark Vandroff, CEO Fincantieri Marine Group; Christina George, Flower Girl; Polly Spenser, USS Nantucket Sponsor; Steve Allen, Lockheed Martin; The Honorable C. Elizabeth Gibson, Town of Nantucket Manager (Namesake Representative); Richard V. Spenser, 76th Secretary of the Navy; The Honorable Mike Gallagher, US Representative Wisconsin.

LCS 27 is the first Navy ship to be named after Nantucket, Massachusetts in over 100 years. As Nantucketers, we know the island’s deep connection to sailing and maritime traditions, serving as a whaling hub in the 1800s and as the home of generations of American sailors. LCS 27 is the latest Navy ship to be named after our island, more than 150 years after the USS Nantucket was commissioned in 1862 to serve during the American Civil War.

August 7, 2021, a memorable day for Nantucket, the USS Nantucket (LCS 27) Christening Ceremony in Marinette, WI.

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