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.