US Navy commissions littoral combat ship Sioux City
The US Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the US Naval Academy on Saturday, November 17.
The vessel is the navy’s thirteenth LCS to enter the fleet and the sixth Freedom-class ship to do so. It is also the first ever US Navy ship named after Sioux City, the fourth largest city in the US state of Iowa.
Sioux City will transfer to Jacksonville, Florida, to join Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two and the other LCS vessels that call Naval Station Mayport home.