U.S. Navy Christens USS Canberra

A navy ship named after Canberra, the capital of Australia, was christened in Mobile on Saturday by officials from that nation.

Austal USA, which built the ship at its Mobile shipyard, hosted the ceremony, and Alison Petchell, the Australian Government’s Minister Counsellor Defence Materiel christened the ship, will be known as USS Canberra, according to a statement by the company.

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