ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (KTIV) – After six long years, the wait is finally over.
On Saturday, the USS Sioux City was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
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.
WATCH LIVE: Commissioning ceremony of the USS Sioux City
WATCH LIVE: Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Sioux City
Posted by KTIV News 4 on Saturday, November 17, 2018
Work officially began in February of 2014 with the keel-laying ceremony, at a shipyard in northern Wisconsin. Over the next two years, workers, at Marinette Marine, would add 71 “modules” to the ship.