USS Fort Worth to be Commissioned in Galveston

Delegation from Fort Worth worked out details on Friday

Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 4:11 PM CDT
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USS Fort Worth to be Commissioned in Galveston

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US Navy Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) designed by Lockheed Martin, in Atlanic Ocean. The USS Fort Worth is of the same design.

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A 378-foot military ship named for a North Texas city will be commissioned this fall.

The USS Fort Worth is being built by Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin and will be based in San Diego after being accepted by the Navy.

According to The Galveston County Daily News, a delegation from Fort Worth visited Wisconsin Friday to work on details.

Officials say the littoral combat ship is almost complete and is expected to be accepted by the Navy in May.
      
Littoral combat ships are designed to support combat operations in coastal waters.

The ship should arrive in Galveston by September 14, in time for the September 22 ceremony.

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