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USS Sioux City: Bringing a Ship to Life

Nov. 20, 2018

On Nov. 17, 2018, in front of a crowd of thousands, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City became the first warship to be commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Sioux City is the 13th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named for Sioux City, the fourth largest city in Iowa.

 

The USS Sioux City transits the Thames River in Connecticut.
USS Sioux City Transit
The future littoral combat ship USS Sioux City transits the Thames River in Connecticut, Nov. 9, 2018, for a scheduled port visit to Naval Submarine Base New London. The Freedom-class littoral combat ship was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 17, 2018.
Photo By: Chief Petty Officer Latrice Jack
VIRIN: 181109-N-II118-005
The crew of the USS Sioux City stands watch.
USS Sioux City Watch
The crew of the USS Sioux City stand watch during the ship’s commissioning ceremony, Nov. 17, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. The Sioux City is the thirteenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named for Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa.
Photo By: Kenneth D. Aston
VIRIN: 181117-N-ID678-0004