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  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Wichita (LCS 13) during a naming ceremony at Wichita City Hall. The selection of Wichita honors Kansas’ largest city and will be the third ship to bear the name. The first Wichita was commissioned right before […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its 11th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in a June 15 ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin. “The christening of the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul marks an important step toward this great ship’s entry into the fleet,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. The future […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    After completing contract negotiations with Austal for the construction of two fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) littoral combat ships in December last year, the US Navy announced it is exercising a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corporation to purchase the third FY2019 LCS. In an announcement on January 15, the navy said the third ship, to be […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission littoral combat ship, Wichita (LCS 13), in a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, this weekend. Wichita is the US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship and was delivered to the US Navy together with USS Sioux City (LCS 11) in August 2018. Sioux City entered service in November […]

  • 10 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Work on building the US Navy’s 27th littoral combat ship have kicked off with an official ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s shipyard. The future USS Nantucket is the 14th Freedom-variant LCS. It is one of six ships in various stages of construction and test at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. The ceremony saw a shipyard […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship Sioux City (LCS 11) completed its acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin has annonced. The future USS Sioux City is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the US Navy later this summer. “LCS […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A shipbuilding team led by Lockheed Martin has officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 17th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Indianapolis, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ship sponsor Jill Donnelly, the wife of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy announced the names of further two littoral combat ships (LCS) on October 9. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said the next Independence-variant LCS would be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) and the next Freedom-variant LCS would be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). Names of LCS 29 and LCS 32 […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Vessels

    The future USS Billings (LCS 15), the US Navy’s new Freedom-variant ship, has completed its acceptance trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. They were completed on December 7 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations on the Great Lakes for the Board of Inspection and Survey. “The successful completion of these acceptance trials […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Fincantieri Marinette Marine-built Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Billings (LCS 15) is scheduled to enter US Navy service during an August 3 ceremony in Key West, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Billings, the largest city in Montana, as well as the people and military veterans of the state. The future […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport an $11.3 million contract modification for work on the post shakedown availability (PSA) accomplishment for littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7). A PSA is accomplished within a period of approximately 10-16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the navy and the shipbuilding and […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USS Sioux City will become the first US Navy ship ever to be commissioned at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as she enters service in a ceremony on Saturday, November 17. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) is also the first naval vessel to be named in honor of Sioux City, […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy will be christening its future Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Little Rock (LCS 9) in a ceremony at Canalside, Buffalo, on December 16. The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on October 18. The future LCS 9, commanded by Cmdr. Todd Peters, is the tenth littoral combat […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The future Cooperstown will be the first ship to bear the name. It was named to honor the veterans who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, […]

  • 18 August 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced on August 16th that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Indianapolis. USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17, will be the fourth ship to bear the name. The previous Indianapolis is best known for its role in World War II, where it operated from […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin said. Now that trials are complete, the newbuild will undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery. LCS 19 is the tenth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is […]

  • 23 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, Detroit (LCS 7), became the newest LCS to join the U.S. Navy fleet during an October 22 ceremony in Detroit. USS Detroit, the fourth Freedom-variant in the LCS class, completed acceptance trials in July and was delivered to the U.S. Navy on August 12. It joins three other Freedom-variant ships in the […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), has completed acceptance trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. The next step for the vessel will be the delivery to the US Navy which is scheduled to take place later this summer. During her trials, which took place between July […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy, together with shipbuilders at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, laid the keel for its 19th littoral combat ship, the future USS St. Louis. The ceremony took place in Marinette, Wisconsin, on May 17. Ship sponsor Barbara Broadhurst Taylor completed the time-honored tradition and authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a steel plate that will […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin, February 1. The future USS Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the eighth of the Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) in a ceremony on Saturday, December 16, at the Canalside waterfront in Buffalo, New York. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship is the 10th LCS to enter the fleet and the fifth of the Freedom-variant design. Little Rock is also the second warship named […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy received the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13) in a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin on August 22. Sioux City and Wichita, respectively, are the 14th and 15th littoral combat ships (LCSs) to be delivered to the Navy and the sixth and seventh […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Fincantieri Marinette Marine has hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25). During a March 27 ceremony in which the beginning of the ship’s construction was formally marked, the ship’s sponsor Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, had her initials welded into the ship’s keel plate. LCS […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its newest littoral combat ship and the eighth Freedom-variant, USS Billings (LCS 15), in Marinette, Wisconsin, on July 1. The future USS Billings honors the largest city in Montana and will be the first ship of its name in naval service. Lockheed Martin, the company leading the team responsible […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The ceremony took place in Marinette, Wisconsin, on February 29. LCS 23 is said to be the first ship named in honor of Cooperstown, New York. Prior to the christening, the Lockheed Martin-led team launched the ship […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS) 17, the future USS Indianapolis, has completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin said. This is the ship’s final significant milestone before its delivery later this year. The trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing, and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship’s combat system. Major […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Lockheed Martin-led industry team held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The keel for the 12th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, future USS Cooperstown, was laid on August 14 in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen R. Tillapaugh, Mayor of the Village of Cooperstown, […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, Aug. 12. Detroit is the eighth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fourth Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 7 from the […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has announced that commissioning of its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), would take place on Saturday, Nov. 21 during a ceremony on Milwaukee’s waterfront. Milwaukee, designated LCS 5, honors the city of Milwaukee and is the fifth U.S. ship in the nation’s history to be named in honor […]