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.