USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock, USS Portland (LPD 27). Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship’s sponsor. In …

USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of USS Washington (SSN 787). The Navy’s newest fast attack submarine will be commissioned Oct. 7 during an 11 a.m. (EDT) at Naval Station Norfolk, which you can watch here.              Additional photos, videos and other resources will be posted to this …

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the July 22 commissioning of the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Live video from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). President Donald J. Trump will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Susan Ford Bales, Ford’s daughter, serves as the ship’s sponsor. CVN-78 …

USS John Finn (DDG 113) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the July 15 commissioning of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113). Live video from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is scheduled to begin 4 p.m. EDT/ 10 a.m. HST. Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Mrs. Laura Stavridis, the …

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Commissioning

The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants and is named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former chief of naval operations. A veteran …