Navy Allots Funds to Build USS Cooperstown

With the Navy recently releasing funds for construction of the USS Cooperstown, two area officials on Tuesday discussed the project’s relationship to the area.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced at July’s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony that the future littoral combat ship would be named for the village to honor professional baseball players who served in World War II.

According to a Navy media release, the littoral combat ship class is “a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation.” The USS Cooperstown is built by the “Freedom-version” team led by Lockheed Martin.

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