The skilled team of shipbuilders at Lockheed Martin's Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wis. are hard at work this winter building the USS DETROIT (LCS 7). Earlier this week, the company was awarded contracts to build the seventh and eight LCS Freedom class ships.
Current plans are the DETROIT to be launched in February 2014 and commissioned in the summer of 2015.
USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) is currently underway and will make a port call at Pearl Harbor next week. She departed San Diego on her maiden deployment a week ago with a new camo design on her hull and superstructure.