Celebrating the Acceptance of the USS Mobile (LCS 26) into the US Navy
The act of placing a ship in commission marks her entry into active Navy service. At the moment, when the commissioning pennant is broken at the masthead, a ship becomes a Navy command in her own right, and takes her place alongside the other active ships of the fleet. This ceremony continues a tradition some three centuries old, observed by navies around the world and by our own Navy since December 1775.
Once in commission, the commanding officer and crew are entrusted with the privilege and responsibility of maintaining their ship’s readiness in peace, and of conducting successful operations at sea in time of war.
Join us for this time honored tradition.