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 Marinette Marine 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; Underway again on Jan. 14.
January 16, 2019 LCS 11 moored at Pier 13N on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for a week-long port call before conducting Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in the Virginia Capes Op. Area; Moored at Pier 13N again from Jan. 28- Feb. 4 and Feb. 8-19; Brief stop off Little Creek on Feb. 20.
February 25, USS Sioux City moored at Berth 5, Pier 10 on Naval Station Norfolk for a two-day port call; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 from March 1-4; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 from March 5-6; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 9 from March 10-14; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 1 from March 16-18.
March 18, The Sioux City moored at deperming crib on Lambert's Point Magnetic Treatment Facility in Norfolk for a four-day DEPERM; Conducted degaussing runs in Norfolk Harbor before underway on March 22.
March 25, USS Sioux City moored outboard the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) at Wharf D3 on Naval Station Mayport; Moved to Wharf E1 on March 2?.
April 5, Rotational LCS Crew 106 (Gold), commanded by Cmdr. Kevin B. O'Brien, assumed command of the Sioux City during a crew exchange ceremony aboard the ship.
April 5, Cmdr. Chavius G. Lewis relieved Cmdr. James R. Malone as CO of the LCS Crew 110 (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
April 10, The Sioux City moored at Wharf A2 on Naval Station Mayport after a one-day underway off the coast of Jacksonville; Underway again on April 12.
April 14, USS Sioux City arrived at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range, off the east coast of Andros Island, Bahamas; Transited northbound, east of Berry Islands, just after midnight on April 15.
April 16, USS Sioux City moored at S/S/I Mole Pier on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., for a three-day port visit; Moored at Allegheny Pier, Naval Air Station Pensacola for a brief stop on April 22; Conducted testing off the coast of Panama City, Fla., from April 23-24; Moored at Allegheny Pier again from April 25-26.
April 29, The Sioux City moored at Wharf D2 on Naval Station Mayport; Underway again on June 5.
June 7, USS Sioux City moored at Nauticus Pier in downtown Norfolk for a three-day port visit in conjunction with the 43rd annual Harborfest; Moored at Wharf D4 in Naval Station Mayport on June 14; Underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area from July 10-11 and Aug. 1-2.
August 15, LCS 11 moored outboard the USS Little Rock (LCS 9) at Wharf D3 on Naval Station Mayport after a one-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again on Aug. 23.
August 26, The Sioux City moored at Quay Wall East on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for a nine-day port call; Moored at Pier 8S in Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., from Sept. 6-12.
September 12, USS Sioux City moored at Pier 7N, Fort Trumbull State Park in New London for a four-day port visit to participate in the annual Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival; Moored at Pier 6N on Naval Submarine Base New London from Sept. 16-27.
September 29, USS Sioux City moored at Wharf C1 on Naval Station Mayport; Moved to BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair facility, for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA), on Oct. 7.