SECNAV Names T-AO 211 & Sponsors for USS Doris Miller

During Black History Month Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced on February 25, the sponsors for the USS Doris Miller and that a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler (TAO) ship will be named USNS Thurgood Marshall to honor the former Supreme Court Justice and civil rights activist. The future USNS Thurgood Marshall (T-AO-211) will be the first naval…

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First Steel Cut for Doris Miller (CVN 81) at Newport News

August 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division that marked the first construction milestone in the life of the aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81). During a small ceremony held inside of a manufacturing facility, Thomas Bledsoe, the great nephew of the ship’s namesake, gave the order to “cut that…

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