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Navy planning to unveil new combat ship at Lake Michigan port

The future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) during Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan, June 19, 2019. Photo by Cmdr. Patrick Evans
July 25, 2019

The Navy will debut its brand new combat ship, the USS Indianapolis later this year during a ceremony in Burns Harbor, Indiana along Lake Michigan, according to the Associated Press. The ceremony, scheduled for Oct. 26 will mark the official introduction of the USS Indianapolis into the Navy fleet before it makes its way to Jacksonville, Florida where it will be stationed.

The ship will be the fourth one in the Navy’s history to bare the name. In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine after delivering key components for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Nearly 75 percent of the ship’s crew were killed in the attack.

The new ship was built at a Marinette, Wisconsin, and is designed to be highly maneuverable. It will be used for different types of missions including mine-clearing and anti-submarine warfare.

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