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Future USNS John Lewis Keel Authenticated
Artist's rendering of the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), courtesy General Dynamics - National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.
May 13, 2019 - The keel for the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy's first John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was ceremonially laid at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company May 13.

SECNAV Names New Destroyer In Honor of US Senator from Georgia
190506-N-DM308-001 WASHINGTON (May 6, 2019) An artist rendering of the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sam Nunn (DDG 133). (U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released)
May 6, 2019 - WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class

Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson
April 24, 2019 - The Navy will christen its newest Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B.

USS Fitzgerald Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs Pierside in Pascagoula
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready, combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a milestone in its complex repair and restoration as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls
Industries (HII) - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
April 17, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready,combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a milestone in its complex repair and restoration as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, April 16.

Future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. Keel Authenticated
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Shana McCool (left) and Kate Oja, ship sponsors of the future USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29), speak about their grandfather during the keel authentication ceremony for the ship at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard April 12. Then a Navy captain, McCool received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in rescuing survivors from a sinking destroyer and for saving his own landing support ship during an enemy attack while injured.
April 12, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The keel for the future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. (LPD 29) was ceremoniously laid during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, April 12.

Keel Laid on Future USS Bougainville
Ship Sponsor Ellyn Dunford traces her initials before Ingalls Shipbuilding welder Cedric Harman welds them into a steel plate to be fastened to the ship during the keel authentication ceremony of the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard March 14. The laying of the keel traditionally marked the first step in ship construction. With today's advanced modular shipbuilding, the keel laying ceremony now recognizes the joining together of a ship's components and is a major milestone in the ship's construction.
March 14, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division (HII), March 14.