USS DELAWARE (SSN 791) Commissioning ceremony date is Saturday, April 4, 2020 

The ceremony will be held at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware  

Please visit ussdelawarecommissioning.org the official commissioning website for more details and sponsorship opportunities.

USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB-4)

The commissioning ceremony will take place on
March 7, 2020
Decker Half Moone Cruise Terminal/ Nauticus Compound
Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

This is a private Military Sealift Command Ceremony that Navy League Hampton Roads

is honored to be supporting both the ship's namesake and 250 plankowners.

We hope you will support us in celebrating this extraordinary 96-year-old WWII Medal of Honor Recipient.

Navy League is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is (EIN) #52-1264067.


Upcoming ship commissionings




USS Delaware (ssn 791)

Captain Peter Bulkeley, USN (Ret)

"Peace we seek, Peach we keep"

We  would like to thank the following sponsors
We  would like to thank the following sponsors


Hampton Roads

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000 Level
Honorary plank owner plaque
Name on the marque at commissioning venue
Name on a permanent plaque inside the ship
Name on Navy League of the United States Hampton Roads website
Recognition on all printed materials
Six tickets for all commissioning events:

  • Commanding Officers’ Reception
  • VIP Breakfast
  • Invitations to Commissioning Ceremony
  • Post Commissioning Reception


$2,500 Level
Name on the marque at commissioning venue
Name on a permanent plaque inside the ship
Name on Navy League of the United States Hampton Roads website
Recognition on all printed materials
Four tickets for all commissioning events:

  • Commanding Officers’ Reception
  • VIP Breakfast
  • Invitations to Commissioning Ceremony
  • Post Commissioning Reception


$1,000 Level
Name on the marque at commissioning venue
Name on a permanent plaque inside the ship
Name on Navy League of the United States Hampton Roads website
Recognition on all printed materials
Two tickets for all commissioning events:

  • Commanding Officers’ Reception
  • VIP Breakfast
  • Invitations to Commissioning Ceremony
  • Post Commissioning Reception