This Massive Ship Named After Augusta, Maine, Will Be Commissioned
The USS Augusta will officially join the active fleet this Saturday, September 30. A ceremony will be held in Eastport, Maine, according to USS Augusta Commissioning! Tickets are FREE but you do have to register to save your spot here!
According to the website, this is event is open to the public but all guests must have a ticket and photo ID to attend! The ceremony will be held at 10 am and directly following will be a reception.
These ships are so cool, fast, and agile and are designed for missions near the shore to handle any modern coastal threats as the site states.
Excitingly enough, this massive ship The USS Augusta is named after the city of Augusta, Maine, highlighting the state's maritime heritage. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley will sponsor the ship.
In attendance will be the Mayor of Augusta, Mark O'Brien. Pictured below is him touring the ship during the christening in Mobile, Alabama back in December of 2022.
Let's all take a minute to appreciate the beauty and pure fierceness of this ship. After the commissioning, the USS Augusta will head to its homeport in San Diego.
If you are interested in attending make sure to register for your ticket now. This is going to be a moment in history that we'll never forget.
According to the site, choosing Augusta as the ship's name really shows the significance of the state capital. This decision highlights the importance of Maine's maritime history and well-known coast and all it brings to its citizens and everyone else. This reflects Maine's lasting contributions to our nation.