Patrick to travel to Ala. for ship christening

Governor Deval Patrick plans to travel to Mobile, Ala., Friday to attend the christening ceremony of the naval ship, the Fall River. First lady Diane Patrick is acting as the sponsor of the christening of the vessel, which will serve to transport Army and Navy troops. Patrick and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus took part in a 2010 ceremony at Fall River’s Battleship Cove to mark the commission and naming of the ship. The Fall River will be the fourth joint high-speed vessel in the Navy.

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