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Posted on: September 15, 2022

USS Coronado decommissioned this week

USS Coronado Decomissioning image stage with speakers

USS Coronado (LCS-4) was decommissioned this week in a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego near 32nd Street. The ship, the third Naval ship named for Coronado, was commissioned on April 5, 2014. 

The ship’s sponsor is former Coronado Councilwoman Susan Keith. In 1966, Keith’s mother, Eleanor Ring, christened USS Coronado (LPD/AGF-11) and Keith served as Maid of Honor. In 2009 the City of Coronado nominated Keith to the Secretary of the Navy as sponsor of USS Coronado. She christened the ship at Mobile Bay, Alabama, in January of 2012, was an integral member of the commissioning committee and ceremony.

Keith attended the Sept. 14 decommissioning ceremony where she was recognized for her ongoing support. The Navy's littoral combat ship program was troubled, which led to the earlier-than-expected decommissionings. Although a somber day, the ceremony highlighted the ship’s operational history and impact on future programs for the Navy. 

The first USS Coronado (PF-38), was a patrol frigate during World War II.

Decommissioning Image 1st USS Coronado Eleanor Ring Susan Keith

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