Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 19th littoral combat ship for USN

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 19th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Ship sponsor B. Broadhurst Taylor completed the time-honored tradition and authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a steel plate that will be placed in the hull of the ship. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-May-2017)