WATCH: USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul set for Duluth commissioning
(ABC 6 News) – Duluth will host a special ceremony with the U.S. Navy commissioning its newest vessel the LCS 21 named the USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul, in the port of Duluth.
This is the first time a U.S. Navy vessel of any kind has been commissioned, not just in Duluth, but anywhere in the State of Minnesota.
This ship is one of the Freedom-Class Littoral Combat Ships, or LCS, which are fast, agile vessels, able to operate in near-shore environments.
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She is the second ship named after Minnesota’s twin cities.
The commissioning will take place 10 a.m. Saturday.