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.