ARCHIVE STORY: Navy says new ships named Sioux City, Omaha
Courtesy: Department of Defense
DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -
The US Navy will name one of its newest ships after the city of Sioux City.
It'll be built in Wisconsin, and when complete will measure 378-feet long.
The Secretary of the Navy says the LCS is fast, agile, operates with a smaller crew and can perform operations in both shallow and deep waters.
The USS Sioux City will be the sixth naval vessel named to honor Iowa. The others?
The USS The Sullivans, a destroyer named for a family of soldiers from Waterloo that died aboard the USS Juneau during World War II.
There's the USS Howard, a destroyer named for a Burlington-native, who earned a Medal of Honor in Vietnam. The destroyer, the USS Curtis Wilbur, is named for the 43rd Navy Secretary and Iowa native, Curtis Wilbur.
The USS Hampton is a submarine named for the city of Hampton. And, the USS Keokuk, a harbor tug named for the city of Keokuk.