Jun 15, 2017
It has never happened in Annapolis or at the United States Naval Academy! Never. But it will in the spring of 2018. The littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City will be commissioned along the banks of the Severn River sometime (date to be determined) after Commissioning Week 2018.
We sat down with Mary Winnefeld who is the sponsor of the new
ship and a long-time and ardent supporter of the Navy to learn how
she was selected as the sponsor (a huge honor) and what touches she
has placed within the ship, physically and emotionally. We talked
about "why Sioux City" and the role that midwestern town has and
will continue to play in the life of the ship.
RADM Frank Thorp IV (Ret) was on hand to discuss the celebrations that will take place when the ship comes up the Chesapeake Bay and into Annapolis. The Commissioning Ceremony will be full of pomp and circumstance and VIPS. But it is a Maryland and Annapolis event with ship tours, parties, and celebrations throughout the week.
A lot is still in the planning stages, but keep your eyes and ears peeled for this rare opportunity that will come to Annapolis in the Spring of 2018.
USS Sioux City
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