Next LCS will be the USS Minneapolis/St. Paul

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An upcoming littoral combat ship to be built at Marinette Marine will become the USS Minneapolis/St. Paul, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Thursday.

It will be the second ship to bear the name. The first, a submarine, was commissioned in 1984.

LCS construction is split between two shipyards. The Freedom-variant ships are designated with odd numbers and built in Marinette. The Independence variants are designated with even numbers and built by Austal in Alabama.

A list of the LCS vessels built or scheduled to be built by Marinette Marine and their status, according to Joseph Doughtery of Lockheed Martin, the general contractor.

  • USS Freedom (LCS 1): In service. As of Friday, it was at its home port in San Diego, undergoing routine maintenance.
  • USS Fort Worth (LCS 3): In service. It is in Singapore on deployment.
  • LCS 5 (USS Milwaukee) : In sea trials. It is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in October, with commissioning Nov. 21 in Milwaukee.
  • LCS 7 (USS Detroit): Launched Oct. 18. Sea trials start in October.
  • LCS 9 (USS Little Rock): Launched July 18. Construction continues.
  • LCS 11 (USS Sioux City): Under construction. Scheduled for launch in December.
  • LCS 13 (USS Wichita): Under construction.
  • LCS 15 (USS Billings): Under construction.
  • LCS 17 (USS Indianapolis): Under construction.
  • LCS 19:(USS St. Louis): In planning stages.
  • LCS 21 (USS Minneapolis/St. Paul): In planning stages.
  • LCS 23 (USS Cooperstown): In planning stages.

Ships do not formally acquire the "USS" moniker until commissioning.

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