The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched and Polly Spencer, ship sponsor and wife of the 76th Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Richard V. Spencer, christened Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Tag Archives : Freedom-class
09 Aug 2021
The United States Navy awarded Austal USA a sustainment execution contract (SEC) Aug. 4 for repair, maintenance and modernization of all Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) homeported in San Diego.
18 Jun 2021
The laying of the keel celebrates an important milestone in the life of the future USS Cleveland (LCS 31) and marks a significant event for the construction of the 31st Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
24 Aug 2020
Lockheed Martin press release Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, completed ...
09 Aug 2020
The U.S. Navy commissioned its 10th Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), on August 8 at Mayport Naval Station, Florida. The vessel was built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
02 Jul 2020
The U.S. Navy is looking to decommission 8 vessels in 2021. Pending approval from Congress, the plan would see the first four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) being mothballed.
01 Mar 2020
Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 23, the future USS Cooperstown, completed the next significant production milestone when ship sponsor Alba Tull christened the ship by breaking a champagne bottle across the hull in a ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin.
07 Feb 2020
Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine delivered the future USS St. Louis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, to the U.S. Navy.
16 Dec 2019
Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis, completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. Now that trials are complete, the ship will undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery. LCS 19 is the tenth Freedom-class LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy early next year.
12 Dec 2019
Austal, builder of the USS Independence-class and Lockheed Martin, builder of the USS Freedom-class LCS, have offered options for a “Frigate-type” LCS with hull lengthening, better weapons, better sensors, and various upgrades for higher performance, lethality, survivability, and C4SIR.