(6) The ceremony will proceed in accordance with the commissioning
c. Sequence of Events After LEYTE GULF is commissioned: After
reporting for duty to COMNAVSURFLANT, the commanding officer will request
permission to break the flag of the principal speaker. The commissioning pennant
will be hauled down as the other flag is hoisted and honors subsequently rendered.
d. Honors (sideboys and piping) will be rendered only to those guests in the
official party upon their departure from the ship in accordance with Navy
Regulations. Side honors will be rendered, the personal flag hauled down and the
commissioning pennant will be broken.
e. Ceremonial officer of the deck will be assigned at a later date. Eight side boys
will be assigned. They will form during the benediction and be in place for the
official party after the ceremony and as the party departs. The BMOW will pipe the
side as guests board.