21 Apr '15, 2pm

NAVSEA Dedicates Building to Historic Shipbuilder

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters officially opened its recently redesigned, renovated and renamed building with a ceremony April 20 at the Washington Navy Yard. With a nod to NAVSEA's mission, Building 197 will be known as the Humphreys Building, named in honor of Joshua Humphreys, the original designer of the U.S. Navy's first six frigates. "As America's first warship designer, he laid the foundation upon which the Navy and NAVSEA is built ... As the designer, builder maintainer, and armorer of today's Navy, NAVSEA carries on Joshua Humphreys' work, and in fact our history and future are forever intertwined," said NAVSEA Commander Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, along with NAVSEA leadership and direct descendants of Joshua Humphreys, attended the ceremo...

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