USS Sioux City sixth littoral combat ship to be christened, launched in Marinette

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MARINETTE — This weekend, another littoral combat ship was christened and launched in Marinette, Wisconsin.

The USS Sioux City is the sixth littoral combat ship to launch there.

The U.S. Navy vessel will be used to remove enemy mines from the water, and in anti-submarine warfare.


Six more of the warships are scheduled to be built at Marinette Marine. However, there has been some controversy of this class of ship.

The USS Milwaukee’s engine failed shortly after it launched late last year.

1 Comment

  • Joe

    Hopefully this one makes it out of the bay…usually important when your dealing with a combat vessel. Swab the deck, baton down the hatches, we need a jump…get out the paddles gentleman! I’m sure this one is figured out though. Government is always lightning fast at correcting important issues.

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