USS INDIANAPOLIS LCS 17
The Indianapolis (LCS 17) is the 9th 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.
May 18, 2019 The Indianapolis departed Marinette shipyard for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) trials on Lake Michigan; Day-long underway on June 12; Day-long underway for acceptance trials on June 19.
July 26, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Indianapolis during a short ceremony aboard the ship; Commenced Crew Move Aboard (CMA) process on Sept. ?; Underway again from Oct. 15-16.
October 19, PCU Indianapolis, commanded by Cmdr. Colin J. Kane, departed Marinette, Wis., for the last time; Brief stop off Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, on Oct. 20.
October 21, LCS 17 moored at Berth 9, West Harbor Arm in Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for an eight-day visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.
October 26, USS Indianapolis was commissioned during a 10.30 a.m. CDT ceremony at Burns Harbor, Indiana.
October 30, USS Indianapolis transited the Strait of Mackinac eastbound, just after midnight; Transited the Detroit River, just before midnight, on Oct. 30; Moored at Dock 28W in Port of Cleveland, Ohio, from Oct. 31- Nov. 1; Transited the Welland Canal on Nov. 2.
November 4, The Indianapolis moored at Wharf 22 in Port of Quebec, Canada, for a four-day visit; Moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB3 on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Nov. 12-14; Moored at Pier 6N on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., from Nov. 15-21; Brief stop off Mayport, Fla., on Nov. 25.
November 26, USS Indianapolis moored at Wharf C1 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport for the first time; Underway again on Dec. 9; Moored at Berth 4, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk from Dec. 11-12; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 1 from Dec. 13-14; Moored at Wharf B1 in Naval Station Mayport on Dec. 17.
January 27, 2020 USS Indianapolis moored at Wharf B3 on Naval Station Mayport after a three-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again on Feb. 13.
February 15, The Indianapolis moored at Pier 13N on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., for a four-day port call before conducting Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in the Virginia Capes Op. Area; Brief stop at Lynnhaven Anchorage "B" on Feb. 21; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 12 in Naval Station Norfolk on Feb. 26; Moved to deperming crib on Lambert's Point Magnetic Treatment Facility on Feb. 28; Underway for degaussing runs on March 3.
March 5, The Indianapolis made a brief stop in Naval Station Mayport for personnel transfer; Moored at Wharf C2 before moved to Wharf C1 on March 6; Brief underway on April 15; Underway again from April 16-19.
May 29, USS Indianapolis moored at Wharf E2 on Naval Station Mayport after a two-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again on June 3; Moored at Wharf C1 on June 4; Underway again from June 15-16; Underway for SeaRAM missile testing, in the Virginia Capes Op. Area, on June 29.
July 1, LCS 17 moored at Quay Wall West on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story; Moved to Quay Wall Dogleg Berth on Wednesday afternoon; Underway on July 2; Moored at Quay Wall Dogleg Berth again from July 5-12.
July 18, The Indianapolis moored at Wharf C1 on Naval Station Mayport; Moved to Wharf B1 on July 20; Moved to Wharf C2 for a brief ammo offload on July 28; Moved to Wharf F1 on July 31.
August 4, USS Indianapolis moved "dead-stick" from Naval Station Mayport to a floating dry-dock on BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair facility, for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Undocked and moored pierside at BAE Systems shipyard on Oct. 29.
March 23, 2021 USS Indianapolis moored at Wharf C2 after a brief underway off the coast of Mayport; Underway for sea trials from March 25-26 and March 30; Moored at Wharf C1 on April 1.