R/V Neil Armstrong Christening

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Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, WA. Joining Carol on the platform are Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, left, chief of naval research, Mr. Dick Nelson, president, Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., and Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut. The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Releases)
Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor, delivers remarks during the christening ceremony for the Auxilliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27). The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, sings the National Anthem during the christening of the Auxilliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27). The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
During the christening events, Carol Armstrong, wife of the late Neil Armstrong, presented WHOI with several gifts including an original Apollo mission patch and Armstrong’s Congressional Gold Medal. (Photo by Rob Munier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The official party gathers at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, WA, for the christening of the Auxilliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27). The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)
WHOI Biologist Carin Ashjian with WHOI President and Director Susan Avery. (Photo Admiral Richard Pittenger (Ret.), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
WHOI Trustee David Scully, Dick Pittenger, Susan Avery, WHOI Trustee Bob James, WHOI Biologist Carin Ashjian, WHOI General Counsel Christopher Land. (Photo courtesy of Admiral Richard Pittenger (Ret.), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
WHOI VP for Marine Facilities and Operations Rob Munier standing next to the newly christened R/V Neil Armstrong. (Photo courtesy of Rob Munier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Marine Operations Coordinator Eric Benway, Dir. of Ship Operations Al Suchy, Dick Pittenger, WHOI Marine Engineer Hank Ayers, WHOI Port Engineer Dutch Wegman. (Photo courtesy of Admiral Richard Pittenger (Ret.), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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