2016 CHANGES IN SHIPS’ STATUS
City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) inactivation ceremony held May 30 at
Pearl Harbor; placed In Commission In Reserve (Stand Down) July 28
for inactivation at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
Albuquerque (SSN 706) placed In Commission In Reserve (Stand Down)
Feb. 3 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for inactivation.
Houston (SSN 713) placed In Commission In Reserve (Stand Down) July
28 to begin inactivation at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Illinois (SSN 786) delivered Aug. 27 from General Dynamics Electric
Boat, Groton, Conn. Commissioned Oct. 29 at homeport of Groton.
Washington (SSN 787) christened March 5 at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.; launched March 25.
South Dakota (SSN 790) keel ceremony held April 4 at Electric Boat.
Delaware (SSN 791) keel ceremony held April 30 at Newport News
Arkansas (SSN 800) name announced June 15.
Utah (SSN 801) name announced Jan. 19.
Columbia (SSBN 826) name announced Dec. 14.
John Finn (DDG 113) delivered Dec. 7 from Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) launched Dec. 12, 2015, at Ingalls Shipbuilding; christened April 2.
Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) keel ceremony held Nov. 16, 2015, at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) keel ceremony held June 1 at Ingalls
Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) name announced April 11.
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 (MSC) for calendar year 2016, with projected dates through early 2017. Data for this list is considered correct as of Dec.
16, 2016; future dates are subject to change. All dates are for 2016 unless otherwise noted; some late events for 2015 and near-future
events for 2017 are included.
Disposal information for previously decommissioned or stricken naval ships also is given.
The 13th littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita, launches sideways into the Menominee River at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Marinette,
Wis., after being christened by ship sponsor Kate Lehrer on Sept. 17, 2016.