Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)
LCS 13 commissioned at home port in Naval Station Mayport in Florida
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FL – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at Naval Station Mayport today before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team into active service.
Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to complete close-to-shore missions and is a growing and relevant part of the Navy’s fleet.