USS SIOUX CITY LCS 11
The Sioux City (LCS 11) is the sixth ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the first ship in the United States Navy to be named after Sioux City, Iowa.
February 19, 2014 The keel authentication ceremony for the LCS 11 was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
November ?, 2015 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Sioux City was moved from the Hull Block Erection Building #10 for the first time, mounted on Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT's), and completed a 180 degree turn on land before resting at the waterfront of the Menominee River in Marinette, Wis.
January 30, 2016 PCU Sioux City was christened and launched during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard. Mrs. Mary Winnefeld, the wife of retired Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Kevin W. Ralston (LCS Crew 108) is the prospective commanding officer.
October 30, 2017 The Sioux City returned to Marinette shipyard after a three-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) sea trials; Underway again from Nov. 21-2?.
April 29, 2018 PCU Sioux City returned to Marinette shipyard after a one-day underway for Bravo trials; Brief underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV on May 29; Underway again from July 25-26.
August 22, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the LCS 11 during a short ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard.
October 23, The Sioux City (Crew 110), commanded by Cmdr. James R. Malone, departed Marinette, Wis., for the last time; Transited the Strait of Mackinac on Oct. 24; Moored at passenger dock in downtown Detroit, Mich., to refuel from Oct. 25-27; Transited the Welland Canal on Oct. 28.
October 29, PCU Sioux City moored at Berth 33 in Port of Montreal, Quebec, for an extended five-day visit; Moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB4 in Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, to refuel from Nov. 6-7.
November 9, The Sioux City moored at Pier 31S on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for a two-day port visit; Moored at Quay Wall East in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., for a brief stop on Nov. 12.
November 13, The littoral combat ship moored at Dewey Field on U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for a five-day visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.
November 17, USS Sioux City was commissioned during a 9 a.m. EDT ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.
November 21, The Sioux City moored at Wharf C2 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time; Moved to Wharf D2 on Dec. 12.