USS INDIANAPOLIS LCS 17
The Indianapolis (LCS 17) is the ninth ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the fourth ship in the United States Navy to be named after Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana.
July 18, 2016 The keel authentication ceremony for the future-USS Indianapolis was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
March 30, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indianapolis was moved from its assembly building 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.
April 14, PCU Indianapolis was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard. Mrs. Jill Donnelly, the wife of Sen. Joseph S. Donnelly (D-IN), served as sponsor of the ship.
April 18, The littoral combat ship was launched into the Menominee River for the first time after a four-day delay due to bad weather.