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Future USS Ralph Johnson Keel Authenticated

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Sept. 23.

The keel was authenticated by ship sponsor and military wife Georgeanne McRaven, and 41-year veteran shipbuilder, Robert Boegner, Jr. The two traced their initials into the ship’s keel plate after which they said, “We hereby declare that the keel of the future USS Ralph Johnson has been truly and fairly laid.”

“I’m extremely honored to have Mrs…. …read more

Source:: ASD News (Naval)

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