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USS Little Rock LCS 9 Stops at Little Creek, VA

08 Apr 2018

After departing Montreal, Quebec on the morning of 31 March , LITTLE ROCK made a two-day stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia before heading south.

According to unofficial sources she arrived at Joint Expeditionary Forces Base, Little Creek, Virginia on 08 April, and will most likely resume her voyage to Mayport in a day or so.

USS Little Rock LCS 9 departs Montreal 31 March 2018

News sources today announced that USS Little Rock LCS 9 which had been "trapped by ice in Montreal, Canada" has now departed "The City of Saints" for the warmer climes of Mayport, Florida.

According to The Canadian Press, U.S. Navy spokesperson LCDR Courtney Hillson, "(has) confirmed the ship finally left the city early on Saturday after spending more than three months in Montreal."

In addition the source said "It (LCS 9) is expected to arrive in Florida early next month after making several port visits along the way." And also that "...the Navy thanked the city for the hospitality it showed the stranded crew."

USS Little Rock's commanding officer CDR Todd Peters said to the press "We greatly appreciate the support and hospitality of the city of Montreal, the Montreal Port Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard. We are grateful for the opportunity to further enhance our strong partnerships."

LITTLE ROCK, according to other sources.... "Is expected to arrive in Florida early next month after making several port visits along the way."

LCS 9 News Articles
(Listed by date Issued)


   Announcement of LCS 6 and LCS 8 Names - March 24, 2011
   The next Littoral Combat Ship will be named "USS Little Rock" - July 15, 2011
   Ship Naming Ceremony - October 5, 2011
   Update - December 4, 2012
   Blog post on the LCS program from RADM John F. Kirby - June 10, 2013


   Lockheed Martin Press Release - June 27, 2013
   Keel Laying Ceremony - June 27, 2013
   Navy Times Article - June 28, 2013
   SecNav Ray Mabus visits LCS 9 at Marinette Marine Corp. - September 12, 2013
   Article: "USS Little Rock, From Light to Guided Missile Cruiser" - December 23, 2013
   Article on LCS Program - August 4, 2014
   USS Little Rock LCS 9 Basing - August 7, 2014
   Marinette Marine Corporation Photo - October 2014
   "Mayport Moves Closer To Being LCS Hub On East Coast" - November 13, 2014
   LCS Now Officially Called A Frigate - January 15, 2015


   Christening, Launching and Commissioning of U.S. Navy Ships - February 1, 2015
   LITTLE ROCK is moved out of construction building! - March 21, 2015
   Navy continues funding for Marinette Marine combat ships - April 1, 2015
   LITTLE ROCK Mast Stepping Ceremony - April 23, 2015
   LITTLE ROCK is Christened at Marinette Marine - July 18, 2015
   US Navy Commissions new USS Little Rock next to namesake - August 5, 2015
   Pentagon Cuts LCS to 40 Ships, 1 Shipbuilder - December 17, 2015
   LCS 9 Crew 109's Mayport Crew Commissioning Ceremony - January 8, 2016


   "New USS Little Rock to be commissioned at Canalside" - April 16, 2016
   New USS Little Rock to be commissioned in Buffalo - April 26, 2016
   LCS Crew 109 Volunteers With USS Little Rock Association - May 15, 2016
   Mayoort set to welcome two more 'ships of the future' - December 30, 2016
   LITTLE ROCK LCS 9 Completes Builder's Trials - August 21, 2017
   "New USS Little Rock passes seaworthy test" (Video) August 31, 2017


   Navy service nearing for future USS Little Rock Commissioning - October 8, 2017
   New USS Little Rock Commissioning set for Dec. 16 at Canalside - October 18, 2017
   Furute USS Little Rock to be Commissioned in Buffalo, New York - October 31, 2017
   'New' USS Litle Rock a tribut to Buffalo, Navy's proud past = November 6, 2017
   Commissioning of USS Little Rock to take place on Dec. 16 - November 10, 2017
   USS Little Rock commissioning events announced - November 10, 2017
   USS Little Rock has OFficial Chicken Wing Recipe - November 17, 2017
   Lockheed Martin makes the combat ship more lethal - November 18, 2017
   No more tickets left for Commissioning Ceremony - November 20, 2017
   USS Little Rock arrives Dec. 8, but getting a tour will be tough! - November 27, 2017
   Little Rock LCS 9 to arrive in Buffalo earlier than expected - November 29, 2017
   Dec. 16 Commissioning Ceremony set for USS Little Rock - December 1, 2017


   The U.S. Navy's Newest Ship is Trapped in Canada - January 22, 2018
   USS Little Rock crew embraces being stuck in Montreal January 24, 2018


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