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The first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1) is shown under construction in Marinette, Wis.
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Marinette, Wis. (Aug. 16, 2006) - The first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), is shown under construction in Marinette, Wis. LCS is a new class of ship designed to be a fast, agile and networked warship able to execute focused missions to defeat shallow water threats such as mines, diesel-electric submarines and fast surface crafts. Freedom is scheduled to be christened on Sept. 23, 2006. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation

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