USS COOPERSTOWN LCS 23
The Cooperstown (LCS 23) is the 12th ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the first ship in the United States Navy to be named after Cooperstown, New York.
August 14, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Cooperstown was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
December ?, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Cooperstown 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; Launched on Jan. 19.
February 29, 2020 PCU Cooperstown was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine shipyard. Mrs. Alba Tull, the wife of billionaire Thomas Tull, served as sponsor of the ship.
November 22, The Cooperstown returned to Marinette shipyard after a two-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials on Lake Michigan; Day-long underway on Nov. 24; Day-long underway for acceptance trials on Dec. 9.
August 5, 2021 PCU Cooperstown departed Marinette, Wis., en route to Escanaba, Michigan, to fix a design defect; Moored at North Shore Marine Terminal and Logistics shipyard in Port of Escanaba on Thursday afternoon; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 6-8.
June 9, 2022 PCU Cooperstown departed Port of Escanaba; Moored at Marinette Shipyard on Thursday afternoon.
September 20, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Cooperstown during a short ceremony aboard the ship at Marinette Marine shipyard.
October 15, PCU Cooperstown (LCS Crew 124 - Blue), commanded by Cmdr. Evan D. Wright, moored at Marinette Marine shipyard after a one-day underway in Green Bay; Departed Marinette for the last time, en route to Mayport, Fla., on Oct. 23; Transited the Strait of Mackinac eastbound on Oct. 24; Transited the St. Clair River southbound on Oct. 25; Transited the Detroit River on Tuesday afternoon.
October 26, LCS 23 moored at Dock 28W in Port of Cleveland, Ohio, for a three-day visit; Transited the Welland Canal northbound on Oct. 30; Moored at Wharf 30 in Port of Quebec, Canada, just after midnight, on Nov. 2; Departed Quebec on Nov. 6; Moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB3 in Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a brief stop to refuel on Nov. 9.
November 11, The Cooperstown moored at Pier 2S on Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a two-day port call; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on Naval Station Norfolk from Nov. 14-18.
November 20, PCU Cooperstown moored at Wharf B2 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time.
November 29, Cmdr. Daxton H. Moore relieved Cmdr. Evan D. Wright as CO of the Cooperstown (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.
February 10, 2023 PCU Cooperstown moored outboard the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (LCS 21) at Wharf B2 on Naval Station Mayport after a four-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway again from Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 27.
March 3, The Cooperstown moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk for a six-day port call; Moored at Wharf B3 on March 14; Moved to Wharf E2 on April 6; Underway again on April 12; Moored at Wharf C2 on April 15.
April 25, PCU Cooperstown (Blue) moored at Wharf B2 on Naval Station Mayport after a five-day underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway en route to New York City on April 28; Moored at Manhattan's Pier 88S from April 30- May 8.
May 6, USS Cooperstown was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at New York City, New York.
May 9, The Cooperstown moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 on Naval Station Norfolk for a three-day port call; Returned home on May 17; Moved to Wharf C1 for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT), in the Virginia Capes Op. Area, on May 31; Moored at Wharf C1 on June 7; Moved to Wharf E2 on June 8; Day-long underway on July 19; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) on Aug. 10.
August 28, USS Cooperstown emergency sortied from Naval Station Mayport to avoid the approaching Tropical Storm Idalia; Moored at Wharf B2 on Sept. 1; Moved to Wharf D3 on Sept. 7; Moored outboard the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul at Wharf D3 on Sept. 1?; Underway again on Sept. 26; Moored outboard the USS St. Louis (LCS 19) at Wharf D2 on Sept. 27; Underway for training in the Virginia Capes Op. Area on Sept. 30.
October 9, USS Cooperstown moored at Penn's Landing waterfront in Philadelphia, Penn., for a week-long port visit to participate in Fleet Week celebrations.
October 18, The Cooperstown moored at Wharf D3 on Naval Station Mayport; Moved to Wharf A2 on Nov. 17.