Navy secretary names combat ship the USS Marinette

Navy secretary Ray Mabus and Rep. Reid Ribble.
Navy secretary Ray Mabus and Rep. Reid Ribble.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBAY) – A naval combat ship built at Marinette Marine has been named in honor of the city.

On Thursday, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus officially named LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) 25 the USS Marinette.

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) was behind the effort to name the ship in honor of Marinette. He held a community-wide effort at Marinette High School to encourage the Navy to name the Littoral Combat Ship the USS Marinette.

“Marinette’s shipbuilding industry is the pride of Wisconsin, and the construction of Littoral Combat Ships touches not only the men and women who work in the shipyard, but the whole community around Marinette,” Ribble said. “Building LCS brings billions of dollars in economic activity, and a huge amount of pride in contributing ships that are vital to our national security.  Marinette has earned this honor, and I am so glad they are receiving it.”

The Congressman’s staff provided Action 2 News these photos from Thursday’s ceremony:

Navy secretary Ray Mabus and Rep. Reid Ribble.
Navy secretary Ray Mabus and Rep. Reid Ribble.

 

Rep. Ribble poses with photo of USS Marinette.
Rep. Ribble poses with photo of USS Marinette.
USS Marinette
USS Marinette

 

 

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