While the USS Sioux City hasn’t officially be completed, a new website for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship has officially be unveiled.
Today the USS Sioux City announced their website officially became live.
In February of 2012, the U.S. Navy announced its newest littoral combat ship would bear the name of Iowa’s fourth largest city.
The Navy says the name, “Sioux City”, was chosen to honor the patriotic, hard-working citizens of Sioux City, Iowa, and for their support of, and contributions to, the military.
Work officially began in February of 2014 with the keel-laying ceremony, at a shipyard in northern Wisconsin.
Nearly two years later, on January 30th, 2016, KTIV cameras were there as the ship’s sponsor broke a bottle champagne on the ship’s bow, and the 8-million pound warship splashed into the waters of the Menominee River.
This summer, the ship completed its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan.