The Commissioning Ceremony

The Commissioning Ceremony marks the official entry of a warship into the U.S. Navy.  A celebratory event, it is highlighted by the spine-tingling, unforgettable moment when the crew runs aboard the ship to man the rail, all engines are started, systems tested, and the ship is brought to life from the “cold iron” state it was in for the majority of the Commissioning Ceremony.

The Commissioning of the future USS OMAHA (LCS 12) will held in San Diego, CA on February 3rd, 2018 at 1000.   This cutting edge warship will be commissioned in a ceremony that will honor the ships namesake (the city of Omaha), the sponsor, and the crew who have dedicated years to preparing both the ship and training themselves to operate the ship.

After the Sponsors Order to “Bring my ship to life”, ships crew runs aboard during a DDG commissioning ceremony
After the Sponsors Order to “Bring my ship to life”, ships crew runs aboard during a DDG commissioning ceremony
Crew “manning the rail” at commissioning of USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) after bringing the ship to life
Crew “manning the rail” at commissioning of USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) after bringing the ship to life
Touring the USS CORONADO (LCS 2) after the Commissioning Ceremony
Touring the USS CORONADO (LCS 2) after the Commissioning Ceremony
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