USS DETROIT (LCS 7) UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN WISCONSIN
The U.S. Navy's newest warship, the USS DETROIT (LCS 7), is quickly taking shape in Lockheed Martin's Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. I am proud and excited to chair the USS DETROIT (LCS 7) BLUE & GOLD COMMITTEE, joined by a dozen other members of the Metropolitan Detroit Council, Navy League of the United States, including Grosse Pointe Shores resident John Peracchio, our vice chairman.
Our committee is hard at work to support the men and women who will form the Blue and Gold crews of this FREEDOM class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The DETROIT's keel was layed this past November and Mrs. Carl Levin is the ship's sponsor. The ship will be launched early next year and is slated for commissioning in the summer of 2015.
The BLUE & GOLD COMMITTEE, formed this past December, has already engaged in a number of projects. These include creating a USS DETROIT blog; establishing a dialog with Mrs. Levin, Navy officials and the newly appointed PCO (Prospective Commanding Officer) of DETROIT, Commmander Michael R. Wohnhass, USN, as well as initiating discussions with the Detroit Historical Society on a new exhibit on "Ships Named Detroit."
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