L-696 members help deliver Fort Worth ahead of schedule
Fort Worth, the Lockheed Martin-led team’s second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), sets sail from Marinette Marine Corporation’s Marinette, Wis., shipyard Aug. 6, 2012, on her maiden voyage to Texas for commissioning in September. Lockheed-Martin photo, all rights reserved
THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN-led industry team building Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy announced June 6 that it has delivered the Fort Worth (LCS 3) to the Navy two months ahead of schedule. Boilermaker members belonging to Local 696 (Marinette, Wis.) are playing a major role in the construction of the LCS series of ships. With a price tag of $360 million, the versatile, high-speed Fort Worth is designed for a range of operations in shallow coastal waters.