Austal USA Christens Its New Naval Medical Vessel

Folks from all over the nation reportedly turned up at Austal USA on Saturday (in the morning) for christening the future US Navy vessel dubbed “Cody”.

The vessel took almost three years to construct. It was built in Port City.

A ceremonial champagne bottle that was broken on the vessel’s bow welcomed it to the US Navy.

US Navy Hospital Ship
Representation Image

“Cody” happens to be an EPF 14 aircraft carrier.

The life of this vessel began in 2019 (March) when Austal USA was rewarded the honor of the future USNS Cody, the first-ever one to have the name of Cody, Wyoming, explained Austal’s, Larry Ryder.

Dignitaries from around the country filled the seats at Austal USA for the ceremony.

Ryder states that the vessel is a significant milestone for the future of the Navy’s medicine.

He adds that they are christening a vessel that will be a first — the first Flight II EPF — blending the best of EPF’s existing transport mission with enhanced medical capabilities that is expected to fetch life-saving support to employed sailors as well as marines. It’ll speak of America’s humanitarian presence and immense support all over the world.

President of Austal USA, Rusty Murdaugh, commends the excellent team of the manufacturing facility.

“Manufacturing such vessels needs an exceptional team and the firm has one of the most incredible businesses at Austal USA. They also have great partners, said Murdaugh.

‘Cody’ is soon going to be ready to sail all over the world.

‘Cody’ is one of the two EPF Flight II vessels that are being built in Mobile for the US Navy.

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