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|172k||27 May 2004: Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Navy announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation - Maritime Systems & Sensors Division, Moorestown, N.J., will be
one of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The
LCS is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required
warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and
unmanned vehicles to execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR), and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP).
(Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Photo #040527-O-0000L-003, from the Navy News Stand)
|365k||undated: Marinette, Wis. - An aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine, which was founded in 1942 along the south bank of the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. The
river forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Originally built to meet America's growing demand for naval construction, today FMM is one of the premier builders of
vessels for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. From humble beginnings with a contract to build five wooden barges, FMM has grown into a world-class shipbuilder, having designed and built more than
1,500 vessels. In conjunction with the Lockheed Martin Corp., all of the planned Freedom Class LCS's will be built here, beginning in 2005 with USS Freedom (LCS 1).|
(Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
|109k||19 July 2016: Marinette, Wis. - Jill Donnelly, left, wife of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and ship's sponsor, watches a welder for Marinette Marine
engrave her initials during the keel laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship Indianapolis (LCS 17).|
(© Photo courtesy of Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
30 March 2018: Marinette, Wis. - The future littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis is moved from an indoor production facility at
Fincantiere Marinette Marine to the launchway in preparation for its upcoming launch into the Menomenee River.
(U.S. Navy photos #180330-N-N0101-114, #180330-N-N0101-113, #180330-N-N0101-110, and #180330-N-N0101-112 by Val Idhe, courtesy of Marinette Marine, from the Navy News Stand)
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
|460k||15 December 2018: Marinette, Wis. - An early morning view of the Marinette Marine shipyard from the Menominee River as the future littoral combat ships USS
Billings (LCS 15), left, and USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) are moored in front of USS St. Louis (LCS 19), before St. Louis'
christening, 15 Dec. 2018.
(U.S. Navy photo #181215-N-N0101-113 courtesy of Lockheed Martin, from the Navy Newstand)
|270k||27 March 2019: Marinette, Wis. - The sun rises behind the future USS Billings (LCS 15), left, and the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17)
at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Later today the yard will hold a "Keel Laying and Authentication" ceremony for the future USS Marinette (LCS 25)|
(Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Team Freedom)
|410k||20 October 2019: Lake Michigan - The future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) transits Lake Michigan toward Naval Station Great Lakes for a "Sail By and Salute".
The Navy will commission the littoral combat ship on 26 October 2019 at Burns Harbor, Indiana.|
(U.S. Navy photo #191020-N-BM202-1147 by MC2 Camilo Fernan from the Navy News Stand)
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #191020-N-BM202-1356 by MC2 Camilo Fernan from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|View the USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Indianapolis' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 26 Oct. 2019 -||Cmdr. Colin Joseph Kane (USNA '01) (Columbus, Oh.)|
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