USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) of the United States Navy. She is the second ship named after Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas. The ship's estimated construction costs are between $300 million and $350 million. The keel-laying ceremony for Little Rock was on June 27, 2013. The mast stepping ceremony took place on April 23, 2015, followed by the christening ceremony on July 18, 2015. On August 25, 2017, Little Rock, the fifth Freedom-variant LCS built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, completed acceptance trials on Lake Michigan with the highest score of any Freedom-variant LCS to date, earning the right to fly brooms atop her mast signifying a clean sweep of the ship's sea trials. The ship was delivered to the United States Navy on September 25, 2017. The ship was commissioned alongside the original USS Little Rock (CLG 4), a Galveston-class cruiser, in Buffalo, New York on December 16, 2017. The commissioning ceremony marked the first time a U.S. Navy ship has commissioned next to her namesake. After commissioning in Buffalo, NY, she headed to homeport at Mayport Naval Station, Florida where she is assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron TWO.


USNS Maury (T-AGS-66) is a Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship. It is the seventh ship in the class. Maury is named after Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Father of Modern Oceanography” who famously resigned from the United States Navy to sail for the Confederacy. Maury is the first oceanographic survey ship built since USNS Mary Sears, was launched in 2000. At approximately 350 feet (110 m), Maury is 24 feet (7.3 m) longer than its other sister ships in the same class. This modification is to accommodate a 300-square-foot (28 m2) moon pool for unmanned vehicle deployment and retrieval. Maury's keel was laid on February 1, 2011 in a ceremony at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Moss Point, Mississippi. The hull was launched on March 27, 2013. It was delivered on February 16, 2016. Maury is operated by the Military Sealift Command. Maury completed its maiden voyage in June 2016.
USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616) is the sixth cutter named DILIGENCE. She was commissioned in 1964. DILIGENCE is a Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC) with 76 crew members. Originally homeported in Key West from 1964-1983, then Cape Canaveral, Florida from 1983-1990, DILIGENCE was temporarily decommissioned for modernization at the Coast Guard Yard from 1990-1992. Following a $28 million refurbishment, a rebuilt DILIGENCE was placed back in commission and once again Wilmington, North Carolina-a designated Coast Guard City – was home to a Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE.

UScgc diligence (wmec 616)

USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109) is the newest of the United States Coast Guard 140-foot Bay-class cutters. Homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey, the primary missions of Sturgeon Bay and her crew are Domestic Icebreaking and Ports, Waters, & Coastal Security. During the winter months, Sturgeon Bay is responsible for providing search and rescue capabilities to the ice-covered areas in New York City and the Hudson Valley, as well as throughout coastal New England. The cutter also facilitates the safe navigation of commercial product, including gasoline and heating oil, through the ice-choked Hudson River from New York City to Albany. All Bay-class cutters, including Sturgeon Bay, use a low-pressure-air hull lubrication or bubbler system that forces air and water between the hull and ice. This system improves icebreaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull, reducing horsepower requirements. In addition to ice breaking, Sturgeon Bay is heavily involved in providing waterside security for the port of New York/New Jersey, the busiest port on the East Coast. Sturgeon Bay is also responsible for monitoring vessel traffic, enforcing boating regulations for recreational and commercial vessels, and acting as lead security for high-profile events in the port.

UScgc sturgeon bay (wtgb 109)


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