Media Advisory: Future USS Detroit To Be Christened, Launched Oct. 18
PR Newswire
Oct. 16

The upcoming launch and christening ceremony of LCS 7 (the future USS Detroit) will take place Saturday morning, Oct. 18, in Marinette, Wisconsin, where the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships are built. The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. See the invitation linked here.


10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 18, 2014

*Media should arrive for security check-in and set-up by 9:15 a.m. for the ceremony.


Marinette Marine Corporation

1600 Ely St., Marinette, Wis., 54143


During the ceremony, remarks will be delivered by the following leaders:

  • The Honorable U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
  • The Honorable Carl Levin, U.S. Senior Senator, Michigan
  • Mrs. Barbara Levin, Ship Sponsor
  • Joe North, Lockheed Martin Vice President of Littoral Ships & Systems
  • Jan Allman, Marinette Marine Corporation President and CEO

Interview Opportunities: Immediately following the ceremony there will be a brief media availability session with U.S. Navy and industry leaders, as well as local elected officials.

Ship Tour Opportunity:  Prior to the christening ceremony, at 8:30 a.m., media will be able to tour LCS 5, Milwaukee, and the facility where the ships are built.

*Media should arrive for security check-in and set-up by 8 a.m. for the ship and shipyard tour.


This is a significant milestone for the program and a Navy shipbuilding tradition where the ship is side launched into the water (see video here of the last launch, LCS 5, taken December 2013). Visit our web site for more information on the program:

CONTACT: Emily Kleiman, 1-215-284-8860

/PRNewswire -- Oct. 16, 2014/

SOURCE Lockheed Martin