PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - August 16 will be a big day for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. Ingalls will christen the fifth Legend Class U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, James (WMSL 754). The christening will take place at Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center at 10a.m.
The ship is named after Capt. Joshua James of the United States Life-Saving Service. He is credited with savings hundreds of lives in his career.
His great-great niece, Charlene James Benoit will serve as ship sponsor and will perform the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship's bow during the christening ceremony.
The media will get a chance to meet the pepple linked to this U.S. Coast Guard Cutter at an event a day before the christening.