USS Wichita (LCS-13) Commissioning January 12, 2019

Update: you can view the commissioning on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvDCfdRwvQif you missed it.

Received in an e-mail from the Wichita Eagle earlier today: https://www.kansas.com/news/local/article224288655.html. It appears to start at 9 A. M. U. S. Central Time. You can also view at https://www.navy.mil/ah_online/live/ah-live.asp. (not live yet, but should be live tomorrow once the ceremony starts).

This is the third ship to be named USS Wichita: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wichita. The main Wichita public library has a small display of the USS Wichita (CA-45), heavy cruiser – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wichita_(CA-45) although I am not sure where they located it in the new library. In the old library, it was in the basement. It also has a spot in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Wichita (#15): http://vmpwi.org/Files/memorial_list.aspx. Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//37.690401,-97.346051/@37.6905154,-97.3461389,69m/data=!3m1!1e3. Two photos from VMPWI: http://vmpwi.org/Images/photo_gallery/2009-06-04_Memorial_Park/slides/Veterans_Memorial_Park_2009-06-04_079.html and http://vmpwi.org/Images/photo_gallery/2009-06-04_Memorial_Park/slides/Veterans_Memorial_Park_2009-06-04_080.html.

You can see some basic information on the newest USS Wichita (LCS-13), littoral: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wichita_(LCS-13). You can also see the second USS Wichita (AOR-1), oiler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wichita_(AOR-1).

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