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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)
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|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, Fincantieri Marinette Marine)
09 October 2019: Marinette, Wis. – Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the
future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette. As part of a shipbuilding tradition dating back centuries, a shipyard worker welded the initials of Polly Spencer,
USS Nantucket's ship sponsor and wife of U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, into the ship’s keel plate. This plate will be affixed to the ship and travel with
Nantucket throughout its commissioned life.
(Photos courtesy of Fincantieri Marinette Marine)
|463k||20 September 2021: Nantucket, Mass. – Sailors assigned to USS Constitution perform a Color Guard for the crest unveiling of the Freedom class littoral combat
ship USS Nantucket (LCS 27). USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812,
actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. During normal operations, the active-duty
sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation
to more than 600,000 people a year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence.
USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents.
(U.S. Navy photo #210920-N-YT019-1112 by MC2 Joshua Samoluk from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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