Minnesota Navy League

408-202-0055

5095 Needham Ave NE St. Michael MN 55376 US

USS Independence, Lead Ship of 2nd class of

Littoral Combat Ships, a Trimaran Hull

Launching a Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship!

USS Freedom LCS 1, Lead Ship in the Class on Trials

The Minnesota Navy League successfully lobbied former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to name a Littoral Combat Ship after the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

In September 2015 SECNAV Ray Mabus announced at Target Field the naming of LCS 21 the 
future USS Minneapolis/St Paul.

First steel has been cut and the Keel Authentication Ceremony will be held in January or February 2018


Our budget to support this commissioning will be in excess of $300,000, to include establishing a USS Minneapolis Saint Paul Scholarship with the University of Minnesota Foundation, as was done in the name of USS Minnesota SSN 783 in 2014.

USS Milwaukee on high speed runs on Lake Michigan

Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship

Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Policy Jodi Greene departs the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) after a tour of the ship during her visit to San Diego. Anchorage was commissioned on May 4, 2013 in the namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elena Pence/Released)