Media Advisory–Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Christening of National Security Cutter, Stone (NSC 9)

Media Advisory–Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Christening of National Security Cutter, Stone (NSC 9)
Ingalls Shipbuilding NSCs - U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters

What: Media day and christening ceremony for national security cutter, Elmer “Archie” Fowler Stone (NSC 9)

When: 10:30 a.m. CST Friday, February 28 (media day); 10 a.m. CST Saturday, February 29 (christening).  Refer to “Where” section for arrival details


Media Day, Friday:

  • Jay Boyd, Ingalls NSC program manager
  • Laura Cavallo, ship sponsor
  • NSC 9 shipbuilders
  • Capt. Adam Morrison, USCG (PCO Stone)

Christening Day, Saturday:

  • Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding President
  • Capt. Adam Morrison, USCG (PCO Stone)
  • USCG Commandant, Adm. Karl Schultz

Where: Media Day, Friday:

  • Media should report to Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center (1000 Access Road, Pascagoula) by 10 a.m. for badging and further instruction. Closed toe shoes are required.

Christening Day, Saturday:

  • Media should arrive at Ingalls main gate by 9 a.m. CST

RSVP: Teckie Hinkebein,, (228) 935-1323

Media representatives must RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 26



Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division will christen the company’s 9th national security cutter in the Legend class, Elmer “Archie” Fowler Stone (NSC 9). The keynote speaker for the ship christening Saturday is Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The NSC 9 sponsor is Laura Cavallo. Cavallo was born into a multi-generational Coast Guard family, and is the niece of the ship’s namesake, Coast Guard officer Commander E.F. “Archie” Stone. Stone made history as the Coast Guard’s first aviator in 1919 for being one of two pilots to successfully make a transatlantic flight in a Navy seaplane.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, nuclear and environmental services, and fleet sustainment. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

Danny Hernandez
Director of Public Affairs
(202) 580-9086