Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine, gets a new commanding officer

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The Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine, has a new commanding officer.

Capt. Michael Taylor became the 30th commanding officer when he relieved Capt. Robert Crowe during a ceremony Friday at Bath Waterfront Park.

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Known as "SUPSHIP Bath," the command monitors design and construction Navy warships.

All told, it keeps tabs on five Navy ship classes at private shipyards in Bath, Maine; San Diego, Calif.; Marinette, Wis.; and Anacortes, Wash.

Before coming to Maine, Taylor served as the test and evaluation director for the Littoral Combat Ship Program Office. Crowe is retiring after a 27-year career serving the Navy.