The tremendous events during the week of commissioning and the successful commissioning itself would not have been possible without the generous support of our Sponsors.  Sponsorship significantly contributed to further enhancing the maritime connection of Annapolis and the Naval Academy and set in stone an incredible bond between the USS Sioux City and her namesake city, Sioux City, Iowa.

The success of the week is best summed up by the Chief Petty Officer who has served in the United States Navy for fifteen years and now serves on board the USS Sioux City, “I have never been so proud to serve in the Navy as I have been this week.”

Additionally, the support we received will help to establish a “Legacy Fund” in excess of $200,000 which will provide educational opportunities of the USS Sioux City’s sailors and their families. This fund will ensure resources are available for the academic and scholastic pursuits for the entire lifespan of the ship.  Donations will directly contribute to this fund and is a meaningful way to show your thanks for the sacrifices our sailors and their families make each and every day.

Thank you for your commitment and support.

All the best,

Frank Thorp IV
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee




Support the Commissioning

The following Annapolis businesses welcome USS Sioux City crewmembers and their families, and the people coming from her namesake city, Sioux City, Iowa, as they visit Annapolis and celebrate the Commissioning. The men and women of the crew, their families and our visitors, identified by red, silicone wristbands saying USS Sioux City Commissioning are eligible for the following discounts:

Carpaccio – 10%
Annebeth’s – 10%
Rams Head Tavern – 20% excluding weekly specials and Happy Hour
Federal House – 15%
Shades of the Bay – 15% excluding already discounted items
McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar – 10%
Historic Annapolis Museum Store – 10% of regularly priced merchandise, excludes sale & consignment
USNA Gift Shop – 20% plus no sales tax
Brio Tuscan Grille-Annapolis Towne Centre – 20% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages
Back Creek Books – 10%
Harry Brownes Restaurant – 10% at lunch / 20% at dinner
Light House Bistro – 15%
Red Hot & Blue BBQ Grill Annapolis – 15%
Alpaca International – 20% off all regularly priced merchandise
Mr Scherfel Menswear – 10%
Bread and Butter Kitchen – 10%
Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis – 10% Crew & Family Only
Pasticcio Fresh Italian Kitchen – 10% discount on food
HOBO – 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Starbucks Coffee Company – Free reusable cup with $0.10 off with use
Academy Flowers – 20% off any floral pick up from the store
Tara’s Gifts and Parties – 10% off regular price merchandise

Local by Design-Downtown Annapolis – 10% off all merchandise
Hats in the Belfry – 10%
Brown Eyed Girl-A Funky Boutique – 10% off regular price merchandise
Main and Market Catering, Café and Bakery – Free cup of Rise Up Coffee and Signature Pumpkin Mini Muffin
Lilac Bijoux – 15% off including sale items
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits – 10%
Sadona Salon & Spa – 20% off regularly priced services and products
Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs – 10% off all food and drink
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – 10%
Blackwall Hitch – 15%
Boat Yard Bar & Grill – 10%
City Dock Coffee – 20%
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits – 10%
O’Briens Oyster Bar – 10%
Miss Shirley’s – 10%
Café Ole – 10%
The Crabby Quilter – 15%
Papa John’s Pizza – Use online promo code SOFOWELCOME for a 40% discount
Re-Sails – 10%, some exclusions apply
The Kitchen on West Street – 15%


While the USS Sioux City is the 11th in the class of fast and versatile Littoral Combat Ships, it is the first time that Sioux City has been honored as a namesake city.

The USS Sioux City, was christened on January 30, 2016 by ship’s sponsor Mrs. Mary Winnefeld, wife of the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld.

Designed to be agile and stealthy surface combatants, Littoral Combat Ships are capable of defeating the anti-access threats of nations who challenge our freedom of navigation in contested areas like the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. This warfighting platform incorporates innovative construction, manning, training and operational concepts geared toward ensuring a continual forward presence… Part of a maritime presence that guarantees maritime security for the United States, her allies and her friends.


Sioux City Joins Mayport Basin

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Originally Published in The Mayport Mirror November 28, 2018 By Cmdr. Patrick Evans/Commander, Naval Service Force, US Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Naval Station Mayport welcomed its newest newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), after its Nov. 17 commissioning at the U.S. Naval Academy. The…

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