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File Under: That’s Pretty Cool! Construction of the Future USS Beloit Begins at Marinette Marine Shipyard

July 24th, 2020 | by NEWCA

From WFRV Local 5 in Green Bay:
“The Lockheed Martin-led team began construction on the U.S. Navy warship, named for Beloit Wisconsin, after a Keel Laying ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard.

“The Lockheed Martin Corporation said the ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Beloit, which is joining a class of more than 30 ships.

“As part of a shipbuilding tradition, officials say a shipyard worker welded into the ship’s keel plate the initials of Beloit, Wisconsin native, Major General Marcia M. Anderson, who happens to also be a retired member of the U.S. Army and USS Beloit ship sponsor.

“Lockheed Martin officials say this plate will remain on the ship throughout its commissioned life. Major General Anderson shared, ‘When completed, the USS Beloit’s voyages will be part of the tradition of small cities and towns in America sharing our story around the world.’”

You can read the rest of the story here.

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