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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)
|249k||17 May 2017: Marinette, Wis. - The U.S. Navy, together with shipbuilders at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, laid the keel for the future littoral combat ship
USS St. Louis (LCS 19) during a keel laying ceremony in Marinette, Wisc. Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, the ship's sponsor, authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto
a steel plate that will be placed in the hull of the ship.
(U.S. Navy photo #170517-N-N0101-001 from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution Center)
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)
15 December 2018: Marinette, Wis. - Three views, as the Navy prepares to christen the future littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) at Marinette
Marine. In view one, USS Billings (LCS 15) is under construction and preparing for commissioning. Once commissioned, LCS-19 will be the seventh
ship to bear the name St. Louis, while LCS-15 will be the first U.S Navy ship named after Billings, Montana.
(U.S. Navy photos #181215-N-N0101-112, #181215-N-N0101-115, and #181215-N-N0101-114 courtesy of Marinette Marine, from the Navy News Stand)
15 December 2018: Marinette, Wis. - Ship's sponsor Barbara Taylor christens the future littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) at Marinette Marine. The
next three views show St. Louis entering the Menominee River for the first time. Once commissioned, LCS-19 will be the seventh ship to bear the name St. Louis.
(U.S. Navy photos #181215-N-N0101-197, #181215-N-N0101-198, #181215-N-N0101-111, and #181215-N-N0101-110 courtesy of Marinette Marine, from the Navy News Stand)
08 August 2020: Mayport, Fla. - Five views of the littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) at Marinette Marine. LCS-19 will be the seventh
ship to bear the name, and will be homeported at Naval Station Mayport as a unit of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two.
1.) The crew of the littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) render honors during the shipís commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
2.) Cmdr. Kevin Hagan, commanding officer of St. Louis (LCS 19), addresses his crew and the honorable party during the commissioning ceremony.
3.) Andrew Taylor stands ready to pass the long glass, on behalf of Fireman Second Class Charles Probst, to set the first watch of USS St. Louis (LCS 19).
4.) Shipís sponsor, Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, places USS St. Louis (LCS 19) in commission by giving the order to bring the ship to life.
5.) The newly-commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) comes to life during itís commissioning ceremony.
(U.S. Navy photos VIRIN numbers 1.) 200808-N-DA434-0044, 2.) 200808-N-DA434-0237, 3.) 200808-N-DA434-0143, 4.) 200808-N-DA434-0174, and 5.) 200808-N-DA434-0201,
All photos by MC2 Alana Langden, and are from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|385k||08 August 2020: Mayport, Fla. - The newly-commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) flies ceremonial flags during its first
moments of life at itís new homeport, Naval Station Mayport.|
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #200808-N-DA434-0264 by MC2 Alana Langdon from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|St. Louis History|
|View the USS St. Louis (LCS 19) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|St. Louis's Commanding Officers|
|Blue Crew (Crew 121)|
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 08 Aug. 2020||Cmdr. Kevin Hagan (USNA '03) (Shaker Heights, Oh.)|
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