The US Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future
USS Gabrielle Giffords, the Navy's tenth littoral combat ship (LCS),
on April 16 in Mobile, Ala. The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the
first joining together of a ship's components. While modern shipbuilding
processes allow fabrication of individual modules to begin months earlier,
the laying of the keel represents the formal beginning of a ship.
14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference is held from the
14 to 17 Aprils 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow the naval defence
and maritime security news from DSA with our online coverage.
Link to our DSA 2014 naval news coverage
Recognition is official media partner and covering Sea-Air-Space 2014,
the International Maritime Exposition held from April 7 to 9 2014 at
the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD in the USA.
Link to our Sea-Air-Space 2014 coverage