Future USS Indianapolis Commissioning Date Announced
A commissioning date has been set for the Fincantieri Marinette Marine-built LCS-17. The future USS Indianapolis will be commissioned 160 miles north of its namesake city in Burns Harbor, Indiana October 26th, signifying its formal acceptance for service and its entrance into the active fleet of the U.S. Navy. The ship’s sponsor is Jill Donnelly, wife of former Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly. LCS-17 will be the fourth ship to bear the name Indianapolis. Following commissioning, her homeport will be at Naval Station Mayport in Florida.