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USS Tulsa commissioned Saturday afternoon

USS Tulsa
Posted at 8:55 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 16:53:47-05

The Navy will commission its newest combat ship, the USS Tulsa, during a ceremony Saturday in San Francisco.

Sen. James Lankford will deliver the commissioning ceremony's principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, is the ship's sponsor. She will give the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!”

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"I'm really happy to see this," said Seth Lapidus, U.S. Pioneer President. "Overall it gives us a sense of pride to be making what we make, and having it out there in our Navy and all around the world."

When the U.S.S. Tulsa is commissioned, it will mark the first time a ship has been named for the city since the last U.S.S. Tulsa was decommissioned in 1946.

The ceremony can be viewed live on Saturday here.

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