USS MARINETTE LCS 25
The Marinette (LCS 25) is the 13th ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the first ship in the United States Navy to be named after Marinette, Wisconsin.
March 27, 2019 The keel authentication ceremony for the future-USS Marinette was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
October ?, 2020 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Marinette 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; Launched on Oct. 31.
November 20, 2021 PCU Marinette was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine shipyard. The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy, served as sponsor of the ship.
June 3, 2022 LCS 25 returned to Marinette shipyard after underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) trials on Lake Michigan; Underway again on June 5; Moored at North Shore Marine Terminal and Logistics shipyard in Port of Escanaba on June 6; Moored at Marinette shipyard after underway for acceptance trials on Nov. ?.
February 3, 2023 U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Marinette during a short ceremony aboard the ship at Marinette Marine shipyard.
September 11, PCU Marinette, commanded by Cmdr. Shane Brewer, moved from Marinette shipyard to KK Integrated Logistics’ Dock in Port of Menominee, Mich., in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.
September 16, USS Marinette was commissioned during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Port of Menominee, Michigan.
September 17, The littoral combat ship moved from Port of Menominee to Marinette shipyard; Underway en route to Mayport, Fla., on Oct. 19; Transited the Strait of Mackinac eastbound on Thursday evening; Transited the St. Clair River southbound on Oct. 20; Transited the Detroit River on Friday afternoon; Moored at Dock 28W in Port of Cleveland, Ohio, from Oct. 21- Nov. 3.
October 27, XO Cmdr. Jonathan M. Volkle was found unresponsive aboard the ship and later pronounced deceased.
November 4, USS Marinette transited the Welland Canal northbound; Moored at Wharf 21 in Port of Quebec, Canada, from Nov. 6-9; Moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB3 in Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, to refuel from Nov. 13-14.
November 20, USS Marinette moored at Wharf F2 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time.