Category Archives: commissions

Navy commissions littoral combat ship Oakland


The U.S. Navy has a new littoral combat ship in its fleet. The Oakland was commissioned this weekend in Oakland, California, and will be homeported in San Diego, where it will join the littoral combat ships Independence, Coronado, Jackson, Montgomery, Gabrielle Giffords, Omaha, Manchester, Tulsa, Charleston, Cincinnati and Kansas City. “We now have a finished […]

Navy commissions destroyer named for the first MCPON


The Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black Saturday morning. Named for the first master chief petty officer of the Navy, the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer is the result of more than 10 years’ work by multiple MCPONs to name a ship for Black. Ten former MCPONs and current MCPON Russell L. Smith […]