Navy Holds Christening Ceremony for USS Beloit

 Leaders gather to smash champagne bottle across the bow.

A week ago, the Navy christened the newly built USS Beloit, holding a ceremony commissioning the ship for Navy service. The newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship was sponsored by retired Army Major General Marcia Anderson, who had the honor of breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin spoke at the event as well as Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro. 

“The future USS Beloit will be the first U.S. Navy ship honoring the proud naval contributions of Beloit, Wisconsin,” said Secretary Del Toro. “I have no doubt the Sailors of USS Beloit (LCS 29) will stand the watch with pride and be ready to respond to any mission, wherever, and whenever, there is a need.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the crew of the USS Beloit as the vessel takes to sea.
  • For Senator Baldwin as she represents constituents from her state.
  • For Secretary Del Toro to seek God’s guidance as he heads the U.S. Navy.

Sources: Department of Defense


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