USS Detroit is christened at the Marinette Marine Corp.
shipyard in Marinette, Wis., Saturday, on the Menominee
MARINETTE - The
U.S. Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's
U.S. Sen. Carl
Levin's wife, Barbara, broke a bottle of champagne across the
bow to formally christen the future USS Detroit. Barbara Levin
is the ship's sponsor.
took place Saturday on the Menominee River at the Marinette
Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
The ship will
continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to
the Navy in 2015. Its home port will be in San Diego.
says the ship is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and can
operate in water less than 20 feet deep.
combat ships are currently being built at the Marinette
shipyard. Construction on a sixth will start Monday.