The future “USS Billings”, was christened and launched at Fincantieri Marinette Marine by its sponsor, Sharla D. Tester, in order to realize the Freedom-class LCS program (LCS 15). Named in honor of the patriotic and hardworking citizens of Billings, the “LCS 15” will be the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of Montana’s largest city.

Saturday’s (July 1st ), launch was made possible by Fincantieri team’s hard work and dedication, as we have completed “LCS 15” at a higher level than any ship launched to date. The ship will undergo additional testing and outfitting before will be delivered in 2018.

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