DRUM Christening and Launching
May 23, 1970

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Vallejo, California
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"I Christen thee DRUM"
With a crowd of thousands watching, the ship's sponsor, Mrs. William F. Bringle, wife of Admiral William F. Bringle, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet, smashes a bottle of locally made Christian Brothers Napa Valley champagne against the bow declaring; "In the name of the United States of America, I christen thee DRUM".

 


 

 

 

Revised: November 22, 2008