Sen J. Denton Jr., R-Ala., speaks at the christening of the Aegis guided missile cruiser MOBILE BAY (CG-53). Behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. W. Meyer, deputy commander, Combat Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command; CAPT. G. Dowell III, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion, and repair; Commodore J. Shaw, program manager, Aegis Shipbuilding, Naval Sea Systems Command; Vice Adm. J. Metcalf III, deputy chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare; Mr. Knecht,; Mr. J. St. Pe`; Jane Denton, sponsor; M. McPhillips, matron of honor; and Archbishop O. Lipscomb