Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New warship USS Detroit to be commissioned in ceremony along Detroit River
mlive ^ | 4 Jul 2014 | Khalil AlHajal

Posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:28 PM PDT by shove_it

A new warship to be named the USS Detroit will be commissioned in a 2016 ceremony along the Detroit River. The 389-foot long, 7.5-million-pound littoral combat ship, shown here in a June 27 photo, is being built in Marinette, Wis. It will sail after the Detroit ceremony to its home port in San Diego. (Lockheed Martin)

(more details and a slideshow at link)

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michigan; military; wisconsin
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

1 posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:28 PM PDT by shove_it
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: shove_it

If it is anything like the city, it’ll sink like a stone


2 posted on 07/05/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Coolness

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Michigan legislative action thread
3 posted on 07/05/2014 7:20:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Agree. Names should be inspiring, not depressing.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 7:22:48 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: shove_it; cripplecreek

Mich ping

Anybody know who runs the Wisconsin ping list?


5 posted on 07/05/2014 7:22:50 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Sounds like a close to shore capable small battleship.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 7:24:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

I was picturing graffiti camouflage.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 7:27:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Whoda thunk a USN ship would be built and commissioned on the Great Lakes.

Actually there was another USS Detroit - a 4-stack light cruiser. One of only TWO warships that were at Pearl on Dec 7 AND at Tokyo Bay for the Surrender ceremony.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Detroit_(CL-8)


8 posted on 07/05/2014 7:27:44 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

There’s at least one aircraft carrier trainer at the bottom of lake Michigan.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Looks sweet.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

My uncle was on the Detroit at Pearl Harbor.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 7:33:28 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom
"I was picturing graffiti camouflage."

LOL, good thinkin'....

12 posted on 07/05/2014 7:33:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: IMR 4350

Did the Japs hit her?


13 posted on 07/05/2014 7:34:34 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Detroit_%28CL-8%29


14 posted on 07/05/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
USS Detroit (CL-8) was an Omaha-class light cruiser of the United States Navy. She was the fourth Navy ship named for the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit was launched on 29 June 1922 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Miss M. Couzens, daughter of James J. Couzens, the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan; and commissioned on 31 July 1923, Captain J. Halligan, Jr., in command.

15 posted on 07/05/2014 7:35:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Sounds like a cruiser name, and it’s smaller than the destroyer where I was assigned.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 7:37:52 PM PDT by stevem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

I’m so sure I would like to be on a ship named after a bankrupt, dying city.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Just add water...


18 posted on 07/05/2014 7:40:15 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

A number of fleet submarines, about 2 dozen IIRC, were built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during WW-II and floated down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico

Not to mention landing craft were also made in Wisconsin and in Kansas City as well. They to were floated down the rivers to the gulf as well.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


19 posted on 07/05/2014 7:41:30 PM PDT by alfa6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Not that I know of, too small to be a target.

I know it burned at least one of it’s engines up getting out. Headed back to California IIRC.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 7:43:43 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: shove_it; Diana in Wisconsin

WI ping


21 posted on 07/05/2014 7:43:44 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
The 389-foot long, 7.5-million-pound littoral combat ship... is being built in Marinette, Wis. It will sail after the Detroit ceremony to its home port in San Diego.

Now I've got the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald stuck in my head.

Don't go in November... or other months when Lake Superior is ice covered like May this year.

22 posted on 07/05/2014 7:46:50 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
littoral combat ship

Not the USS John Kerry?

23 posted on 07/05/2014 7:50:13 PM PDT by MUDDOG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
Did the Japs hit her?

Wikipedia: USS Detroit (CL-8)

In 1941, Detroit's home port became Pearl Harbor. She was moored at her base with Raleigh and Utah when the Japanese attacked on 7 December. The other two ships bore the brunt of an attack by six torpedo planes, and despite several strafing passes Detroit, was able to get underway safely and set up an Anti-aircraft fire which accounted for several planes. Only one of the Detroit's crew members were injured during the Japanese attack, Lester Silva, who received a Purple Heart. She was ordered to sail at once to investigate the west coast of Oahu for any indications of a landing by the Japanese, then to join the search for the retiring Japanese force.

24 posted on 07/05/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

And in the true spirit of the city, it’ll catch fire and no one will want to serve on it.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by DesScorp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

Seems like just a couple weeks ago I saw a pic of some kids playing Foosball on an ice flow in the big lake right here on FR.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 7:53:31 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
Did the Japs hit her?

It was the Germans right after they hit Pearl harbor :-)

FYI it was 28 subs built at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Comapny in Manitowoc, WI.. link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitowoc_Shipbuilding_Company/

Darby Corporation built over 1300 LCMs and 60+ LCTs as well as locomotives and 1000 pound bombs in Kansas City, Ks during WW-II.

http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/4emergencysmall/darby.htm

Sorry i have lost some of mu HTML skills :-(

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

27 posted on 07/05/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT by alfa6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio; IMR 4350

IMR 4350
ping fyi


28 posted on 07/05/2014 8:00:09 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

LCS (Little Crappy Ship).


29 posted on 07/05/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Battleship??? One 57mm gun??


30 posted on 07/05/2014 8:01:47 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This has got to be satire!!! Name it the “Coleman Young” so we all know why it sank.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 8:06:40 PM PDT by Organic Panic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

At least it wasn’t the USS District of Columbia. The cost just to run it would be 21.2 billion an hour.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 8:08:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: batterycommander

Lousy design. Made entirely of Aluminum. Lotza docktime for these tubs, mostly to fix major design flaws. They can’t decide the mission for these white elephants. But guess I guess they’ll do ok as Dock Queens.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Will Liberals be running the USS Detroit? If so, it’ll be sunk before the ceremony.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 8:09:21 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

They should have gone with something more upbeat like USS Total Loser...


35 posted on 07/05/2014 8:12:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

The Edmund Fitzgerald, the pride of the American fleet..


36 posted on 07/05/2014 8:12:44 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

It looks like a big yacht.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 8:14:04 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shove_it
At Pearl Harbor, Detroit's AAA batteries got two Jap planes. The Japs launched a torpedo at her, which missed.
38 posted on 07/05/2014 8:19:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: batterycommander

Warship in search of a mission.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

The USS Rodman works for me, not to Sully the image of a once proud liberal union enclave that snuggled with the mob and the NBA.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 8:29:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

lol


41 posted on 07/05/2014 8:31:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: ExCTCitizen

“Will Liberals be running the USS Detroit? If so, it’ll be sunk before the ceremony”

Chuckle. It may not make it out of Menominee ...

Christening the ship this fall, when Barbara Levin, the ship’s sponsor and wife of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (Rat), breaks a bottle of champagne over the bow to launch the ship into the Menominee River on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 8:38:14 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

There will daily gang turf battles and occasional riots aboard


43 posted on 07/05/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

What is a “littoral combat ship”??


44 posted on 07/05/2014 8:43:03 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

I grew up in Detroit. I may have to make the 4 hour trip down there to see this amazing vessel.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 9:02:54 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

“Christening the ship this fall, when Barbara Levin, the ship’s sponsor and wife of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (Rat), breaks a bottle of champagne over the bow to launch the ship into the Menominee River on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”

If this mighty ship is really made from aluminum I hope the glass in the champagne bottle is thin or Babs might put a hole in it.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 9:06:03 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

I grew up in Detroit. I may have to make the 4 hour trip down there to see this amazing vessel.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 9:08:58 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beethovenfan

“What is a “littoral combat ship”??”

Ask batterycommander at reply #29.


48 posted on 07/05/2014 9:27:27 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Which one? Wolverine? BTW there is a treaty with Canada that keeps most military vessels off of the great lakes. It of course was relaxed during WWI and WWII

CC


49 posted on 07/05/2014 9:35:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: beethovenfan

Basically a small modular ship. Different modules can be swapped out depending on the mission. At least that’s the theory.


50 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:43 PM PDT by Hugin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson