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Re: Merchant ships question
with many ships now built in dry-docks there is often a small keel laying ceremony then a "floating out ceremony this is low key as watching a dock fill for 10 hours is a lot is spectacular than a 30 second launch! there is then usually a "naming ceremony " when entering service! with cruise ships this can be a high profile affair, QM2 was named bt QUEEN ELIZABETH who then had a tour and meal aboard, 2 days AFTER we had had a tour!!
When merchant ships are built do they have a christening when launched and later a commissioning cermony like Navy Ships do? Or is it that they have
a christening cermony at launching and when completed building become operational. Any one know?
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