Navy Receives Future USS St. Louis

An industry team led by Lockheed Martin delivered a littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy at Fincantieri Marinette Marine's shipyard facility on Thursday.

Codenamed LCS 19, the future USS St. Louis will be stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Florida and is the 10th Freedom-class littoral combat ship built by the Lockheed-led team, the Navy said Friday.

The ship will serve as the seventh naval vessel to carry the name of St. Louis, Mo., and is slated for commissioning later in the year.

Littoral combat ships are built to carry out missions in near-shore areas and support maritime security, forward presence, sea control and deterrence missions. FMM is currently building the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21), while LCS 23 is scheduled for christening later in February.

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