This list covers changes in the status of ships of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and fleet support auxiliary ships of the Military Sealift Command for calendar year 2015, with projected dates through early 2016. Data for this list is considered correct as of Dec. 12,
2015; future dates are subject to change.
All dates are for 2015 unless otherwise noted; some late events for 2014 and near-future events for 2016 are included. Disposal
information for previously decommissioned or stricken naval ships also is listed.
Three ship types received new designations in September: Joint High-Speed Vessels (JHSV) became Expeditionary Fast Transports
(T-EPF); Mobile Landing Platforms (MLP) became Expeditionary Transfer Docks (T-ESD); and Afloat Forward Staging Base ships
(MLP AFSB) were redesignated Expeditionary Base Mobile (T-ESB).
La Jolla (SSN 701) placed In Commission, In Reserve (Stand
Down) for conversion to Moored Training Ship.
John Warner (SSN 785) delivered June 25 from Huntington
Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport
News, Va. Commissioned Aug. 1 at Norfolk, Va.
Illinois (SSN 786) launched Aug. 7 at General Dynamics
Electric Boat, Groton, Conn.; christened Oct. 10.
Colorado (SSN 788) keel ceremony held March 7 at Electric
Indiana (SSN 789) keel ceremony held May 16 at Newport
Montana (SSN 794) name announced Sept. 2.
Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) name announced Jan. 9.
New Jersey (SSN 796) name announced May 24.
Iowa (SSN 797) name announced Sept. 2.
Massachusetts (SSN 798) name announced Nov. 8.
Idaho (SSN 799) name announced Aug. 24.
Utah (SSN 801) name announced Sept. 28.
Carney (DDG 64) shifted from Mayport, Fla., to Forward
Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) Rota, Spain, Sept. 26.
Porter (DDG 78) shifted from Mayport, Fla., to FDNF Rota
John Finn (DDG 113) launched March 28 at Huntington
Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Christened May 2.
Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) launched Dec. 12 at Ingalls
Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) christened Oct. 31 at General
Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) keel ceremony held Nov. 16 at
Bath Iron Works.
Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) keel ceremony held Oct. 20 at
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) name announced March 13; fabrication began July 21 at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
McClusky (FFG 41) decommissioned and stricken Jan. 14 at
2015 CHANGES IN SHIPS’ STATUS
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Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations, speaks during the commissioning of USS Milwaukee Nov. 21,
2015, in Milwaukee. USS Milwaukee is the third Freedom-class littoral combat ship.