USS Green Bay prepares for christening

The U.S. Navy will christen its new 684-foot warship the Green Bay on Saturday at a shipyard near New Orleans.

“People are stoked about it,” said Navy Lt. Brian Peters, electronic materials officer for the USS Green Bay. “What’s unusual is, we’re building it in New Orleans, and we’re also building a ship called the New Orleans. But from what I’ve seen there’s more enthusiasm about the Green Bay being built.”