USS Marinette (LCS-25)

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Shown here is sister-ship USS Freedom underway on sea trials in February 2013 before her first deployment
History
United States
Name: Marinette
Namesake: Marinette, Wisconsin
Awarded: 31 March 2016[1]
Builder: Marinette Marine[1]
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class and type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Length: 378 ft (115 m)
Speed: >40 knots (46 mph; 74 km/h)

USS Marinette (LCS-25) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[1][2][3][4] According to the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, LCS-25 will be the first ship in naval service named after Marinette, Wisconsin.[2] This claim overlooks the Navy's Natick-Class large district harbor tug Marinette YTB-791, also named after Marinette, Wisconsin.

Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build Marinette on 31 March 2016[1] and is building the ship at its Marinette, Wisconsin shipyard.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Marinette (LCS-25)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Secretary of the Navy Names Two Littoral Combat Ships" (Press release). U.S. Department of Defense. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Secretary of the Navy Names Two Littoral Combat Ships" (Press release). U.S. Navy. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Navy secretary names combat ship the USS Marinette". WBAY ABC 2. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Start Of Construction on LCS 25" (PDF). The Beacon. Fincantieri Marinette Marine (Spring 2018): 4. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.