Navy christens, launches USS Detroit at Marinette Marine


(MARINETTE, Wis.) (Oct. 21) — USS Detroit, the Navy's seventh littoral combat ship (LCS), was launched Saturday at the Marinette Marine shipyard, UPI reported. The 378-foot Freedom-class variant is scheduled for delivery to the Navy next year following completion of outfitting and testing. "These ships will help the Navy achieve its goal to increase forward presence, and can be upgraded or modified quickly to meet future missions," said Dale P. Bennett, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Training.

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By Professional Mariner Staff