Regional
5:10 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

USS Milwaukee Christened and Launched

The vessel, built in northern Wisconsin, is part of the U.S. Navy's new class of warships.

The USS Milwaukee is described as a speedy, high tech ship, equipped to conduct combat very near shorelines. According to the Navy, relatively small crews can manage the ships.

The Marinette Marine Corporation built the vessel.  After a champagne bottle was cracked across its hull, the ship was dropped into the Menominee River in northern Wisconsin.