US Navy picks Duluth as USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul commissioning site

The US Navy’s Deputy Undersecretary announced that the twenty-second littoral combat ship, the future USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul (LCS 21) would be commissioned in Duluth, Minnesota.

Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy Jodi Greene is also the ship’s sponsor.

“We are eager to announce that Duluth has been chosen as the city in which we will hold the commissioning for the USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul,” said Greene. “The city of Duluth is an important port on Lake Superior and your navy is looking forward to continuing a strong partnership with Mayor Larson and the people of Duluth, as well as the people in Minneapolis and St. Paul.”

Recently, the Navy held a christening and launching ceremony June 15 for the future USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul (LCS 21) in Marinette, Wisconsin, where it is being built.

The ship is being built by an industry team led by Lockheed Martin at Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette. The future USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul will be approximately 388 feet in length and have a width of nearly 58 feet.

Photo: Illustration. US Navy file photo