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November 2018

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11 (Sioux City) – First combat ship commissioned at United States Naval Academy is 13th commissioned LCS in Navy fleet 

By | LCS 11 Journey, LCS Program News

ANNAPOLIS, MD., Nov.17, 2018/PRNewswire/ – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) – the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at the United States Naval Academy today. This milestone places the ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), into active service. Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to complete close-to-shore…

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This is the Navy’s newest combat ship

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Originally published by We Are The Mighty November 16th, 2018 By Logan Nye   On November 17, 2018, the Navy will officially commission the USS Sioux City, the newest littoral combat ship. It’s a quick and lethal addition to the fleet that can carry missiles, helicopters, and mines, despite being one of the smaller…

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Variety of Roles Possible for USS Sioux City

By | LCS Program News

Originally Published in Sioux City Journal November 16, 2018 By Nick Hytrek nhytrek@siouxcityjournal.com ARLINGTON, Va. — When the U.S. Navy was facing the replacement of a class of aging small frigates, leaders wanted new ships that were small, fast and maneuverable. Planners conceived of a ship that could be reconfigured…

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USS Sioux City arrives in Annapolis: 4 things to know

By | LCS Program News

Originally published in the Capital Gazette November 13th, 2018 By Rachael Pacella and Joshua McKerrow Contact Reporters, rpachella@capgaznews.com, jmckerrow@capgaznews.com   An 8 million-pound warship arrived in Annapolis today, just in time for a big party in its honor. The USS Sioux City, a combat ship designed to fight close to shore, was escorted up the…

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Navy Finds Fit With Sioux City

By | LCS 11 Journey

Originally Published in The Sioux City Journal November 12, 2018 By Nick Hytrek nhytrek@siouxjournal.com SIOUX CITY — When considering names for the Navy’s littoral combat ships, Ray Mabus focused on a number of variables. He wanted to name the new class of warships after smaller cities located not on the…

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