Fort Worth Will Go To War

USS Fort Worth to join Naval fleet

A new Navy combat ship will be named the USS Fort Worth.

A statement from the Defense Department says the USS Fort Worth will be 378 feet long, have a waterline beam of 57 feet and will displace about 3,000 tons. The vessel will have the ability to speed along at more than 40 knots.

Fort Worth has been home to military training facilities, aviation depots and defense contractor manufacturing.

DOD says for more than 150 years the "patriotic citizens" of Fort Worth have supported the Navy and all personnel in uniform.

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