Commissioning https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/ Commissioning Commissioning 1 Captain Robert Long, the first commanding officer of the USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) and later the captain of the Blue Crew. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331928 185331928 Commissioning 2 The crew mustered topside during the acceptance ceremony. Both of the boat's new captains prepare to read orders. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331929 185331929 Commissioning 3 The crew is addressed by Captain William Hushing, the Supervisor of Building, Groton, Connecticut.. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331930 185331930 Commissioning 4 The acceptance ceremony follows time-honored proceedings and is the moment the Navy has been waiting for: delivery of their new ship! https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331931 185331931 Commissioning 5 The commissioning proceedings. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331932 185331932 Commissioning 6 Postmaster General John Gronouski departs the boat following commissioning. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331933 185331933 Commissioning 7 The new boat skippers (Gold Crew captain Commander Thomas Brittain and Blue Crew captain Captain Robert Long) start the festivities. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331934 185331934 Commissioning 8 The two captains and an unknown dignitary (possibly J. William Jones, president of Electric Boat). https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331935 185331935 Commissioning 9 The captains with more dignitaries. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331936 185331936 Commissioning 10 The party gets underway with the meet and greet for the two captains. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331937 185331937 Commissioning 11 Captain Long and to his right are the Postmaster General and his wife who Christened the Pulaski. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331938 185331938 Commissioning 12 More handshaking. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331939 185331939 Commissioning 13 More dignitaries getting ready for the traditional cake cutting. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331940 185331940 Commissioning 14 The two captains cut the commissioning cake. https://www.usscasimirpulaski.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185331941 185331941