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Christening to be held at Halter Marine

PASCAGOULA, MS (AP) - VT Halter Marine Inc. will hold the christening for the a new missile range instrumentation ship Saturday at its Pascagoula shipyard. Susan Lorenzen Black of Bellevue, Wash., will christen the ship the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Black is the daughter of ship's namesake, the late Dr. Howard O. Lorenzen.

The vessel will replace USNS Observation Island as the support platform for the Cobra Judy Replacement Program, which provides worldwide, high-quality, high-resolution, multi-wavelength radar intelligence data. It will be crewed by the Military Sealift Command. Upon completion, the vessel will be added to a fleet of other oceanographic and hydrographic survey and special mission ships.

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