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Ingalls will christen new Coast Guard cutter

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Saturday is a big day for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.

Ingalls will christen the fifth Legend Class U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, James (WMSL 754). The christening will take place at Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center at 10 a.m.

WLOX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1r7Mnz0 ) the ship is named after Capt. Joshua James of the United States Life-Saving Service. He is credited with saving hundreds of lives in his career.

His great-great niece, Charlene James Benoit, will serve as ship sponsor and perform the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship's bow during the christening ceremony.

The media will get a chance to meet the people linked to the cutter at an event a day before the christening.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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