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Navy to Hold Christening of USS Lyndon B. Johnson

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson destroyer ship (DDG 1002) in a ceremony at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard on April 27. Luci Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, daughters of Lyndon Johnson, will perform the christening as sponsors of the Zumwalt-class vessel, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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General Dynamics Shipyard Hosts Launching of Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Destroyer

The U.S. Navy launched the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson on Sunday at the General DynamicsBath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday. The multi-day launching saw the Zumwalt-class destroyer transferred from a land-level platform to a dry dock where fine-tuning operations will take place once the dock is flooded and the ship is afloat on the Kennebeck River.

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Navy Activates 66th Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has commissioned DDG 116 or USS Thomas Hudner, the service branch's 66th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. The branch said Monday it commissioned the ship on Saturday during a ceremony in Boston where Thomas Hudner III, son of the vessel's namesake, gave a speech.

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Navy Completes Acceptance Trials for 2nd Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Ship

The U.S. Navy‘s evaluated systems onboard its second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer ship as part of acceptance trials that concluded Thursday. The service branch said Monday its Board of Inspection and Survey assessed the future USS Michael Monsoor and its crew to ensure compliance with Navy specifications. Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG 1000 class …

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Reports: Navy Eyes Combat Fleet Size of 355 Ships

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new shipbuilding plan that seeks to increase the service branch’s battle force fleet to 355 ships within the next three decades, USNI News reported Friday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write the 2016 Force Structure Assessment represents a 47 increase in combat vessels from …

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Ray Mabus: DDG 125 & 126 Destroyers Named After Two WWII Marines

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers DDG 125 and DDG 126 after two former Marines who were awarded Medals of Honor for their efforts during World War II. The service branch said Saturday DDG 125 and DDG 126 will be called USS Jack H. Lucas and USS Louis H. Wilson Jr., …

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Chuck Hagel Tours General Dynamics-Built Zumwalt Destroyer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has addressed General Dynamics Corp. workers during a visit to the Navy‘s first Zumwalt-class destroyer vessel, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Jill Aitoro writes Hagel thanked staff at the Bath Iron Works facility in Maine for their work on Naval ships and he said the …

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Report: $3.5B U.S. Navy Destroyer On Schedule, On Budget

The construction of the $3.5 billion Zumwalt, set to be the U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever built, is on time and on schedule, The Associated Press reported on Oct. 20. David Sharp writes that the Zumwalt’s christening last week was cancelled due to the federal shutdown but is expected to …

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