USS MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL LCS 21
The Minneapolis-St. Paul (LCS 21) is the 11th ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the United States Navy to be named after Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
February 22, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future-USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
May 31, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minneapolis-St. Paul 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.
June 15, PCU Minneapolis-St. Paul was christened and launched during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine shipyard. Ms. Jodi J. Greene, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy, served as sponsor of the ship.
August 7, 2020 The Minneapolis-St. Paul returned to Marinette shipyard after a two-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials on Lake Michigan; Day-long underway on Aug. 8; Day-long underway again for acceptance trials on Aug. 19.