The United States Navy will name a new combat ship after the city of Manchester.
The Navy names the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, after cities of regional importance.
“Whether you’re from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, a lot of people have heard of Manchester, New Hampshire and that’s a great thing.”
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas says he heard the news from Senator Jeanne Shaheen. He says it’s a great way to highlight the Queen City’s importance to the northern New England economy.
“It’s a wonderful, wonderful day, not only for the Queen City but for the state of New Hampshire.”
The roughly four hundred foot vessel is designed to defend coastal areas from mines, diesel submarines and high-speed surface craft. The USS Manchester is expected to be completed August twenty sixteen.