Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Milwaukee
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS
Milwaukee (LCS 5)
From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate
Marinette, Wisconsin — (NNS)
— October 16, 2015 — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during a
ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard Oct. 16.
The LCD Milwaukee (LCS 5)
Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) r'eady for its christening
Milwaukee is the sixth littoral combat ship to be delivered to the Navy and
the third of the Freedom variant to join the fleet.
Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 5 from a Lockheed Martin-led team
to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned
for Nov. 21 in its namesake city.
"With each LCS delivered, we have succeeded in driving down costs by
incorporating lessons learned to provide the Navy with a highly capable and
flexible ship," said LCS program manager Capt. Tom Anderson. "We are honored to
place the Milwaukee in the able hands of her crew as they set sail for the
LCD Milwaukee (LCS 5) sliding into the Menominee River
Capt. Warren R. Buller II, commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, was
on hand to mark the occasion.
"We are pleased to receive the future USS Milwaukee into the LCS class," said
Buller. "Milwaukee is scheduled to conduct Full Ship Shock Trials before joining
her sister littoral combat ships in their homeport of San Diego."
Buller's squadron supports the operational commanders with warships ready for
tasking by manning, training, equipping, and maintaining all littoral combat
ships in the fleet.
Following commissioning, Milwaukee will be homeported in San Diego with
sister ships USS Freedom (LCS 1), USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Fort Worth (LCS
3), USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the future USS Jackson (LCS 6).
LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship, with three types of mission packages
including surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare. The
Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships is responsible for delivering and
sustaining littoral mission capabilities to the fleet. Delivering high-quality
warfighting assets while balancing affordability and capability is key to
supporting the nation's maritime strategy.
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