Littoral Combat Ships Transform Wisconsin’s Marinette Marine Shipyard

  By Andrea Shalal MARINETTE, Wis., Sept 6 (Reuters) - Big investments, lean manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, and a more engaged workforce have revamped the Wisconsin shipyard where Italy's Fincantieri SpA builds the Freedom variant of the U.S. Navy's coastal warships for prime contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Fincantieri invested … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – LCS 9 Christening and Launch at Marinette Marine

The future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) was launched into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 19, 2015, after a Christening ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard. The ship is one of five Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) currently being built by Lockheed Martin at the Marinette Marine shipyard for the U.S. Navy. The Navy also … [Read more...]

Video: Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) Launched at Marinette Marine

A Lockheed Martin-led team launched the United States Navy's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit, into the Menominee River this weekend at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard. The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just prior to the launch. "It … [Read more...]

Marinette Marine Awarded Additional Coast Guard Response Boats (Medium)

MARINETTE, WI.  May 22, 2013 – Marinette Marine Corporation a Fincantieri Company, today announced that, as the Prime Contractor and Program Manager, it has been awarded an additional 4 Response Boats – Medium (RB-Ms) by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $9,400,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the … [Read more...]

Marinette Marine Launches the Reuben Lasker Research Ship [VIDEO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSF8u7hvWtU This past weekend, Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), a Fincantieri company, launched the Reuben Lasker, a fisheries survey vessel that the Wisconsin shipyard is building for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Pamela A. Lasker, the daughter of the ship's namesake and its sponsor, christened the ship before … [Read more...]