USS Indianapolis to be Commissioned in Indiana

(PORTAGE) – Before the new USS Indianapolis can be launched, it must be commissioned. That will happen in Indiana.

The Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan will host the ship’s commissioning ceremony on Oct. 26, 2019.

LCS 17 (Indianapolis) completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan.

The USS Indianapolis (LC-17) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship designed for warfare in areas close to shore. The LCS can be used in various roles, including anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and minesweeping.

The USS Indianapolis is the fourth US Navy vessel since World War I to bear the name of Indiana’s capital city.

“It is a great honor to celebrate and commemorate the lives of all who have served on the first three Indianapolis ships,” Governor Eric Holcomb said. “The USS Indianapolis will be a proud representation of the spirit of service embodied in the lives those of us who have called Indiana and Indianapolis our home.”

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