U.S. Navy is naming new combat ship the USS Manchester in recognition of the Queen City
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Navy is naming a new combat ship the USS Manchester in recognition of Manchester, N.H.
The surface combat vessel is designed for operation in near-shore environments, yet capable of open-ocean operation. They are designed to defeat threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft.
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who announced the news Thursday, said the naming is a tremendous honor for the city of Manchester and a testament to the incredible work carried out by New Hampshire's men and women who serve in uniform.
The ship is expected to be completed in August 2016.