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ARCHIVE STORY: Naming ceremony planned for USS Sioux City

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A naming ceremony in honor of one of the newest US Navy combat ships will be this weekend.

The USS Sioux City, a Littoral Combat Ship, will be named after Sioux City.

It will be built in Wisconsin, and will measure 378 feet long when complete.

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.

"It's an honor for the community to have a ship named in it's honor. We believe it's a reflection of the dedication of our men and women in our community historically to our national defense," Paul Eckert, the Sioux City, City Manager, said.

The naming ceremony for the USS Sioux City will be on Saturday at the Public Safety Memorial on 6th and Douglas.

It starts at 10 a.m.

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