Welcome to my page dedicated to the ships built by Marinette Marine from 2000 to present.
This is a sampling of the different types of ships built by (OR serviced by) Marinette Marine Corp. (now a division of Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri). The photos will be done up in a year-by-year presentation. There are U.S. Coast Guard Ships, U.S. Navy ships, Staten Island Ferries, commercial tugs and more on this page; however, this is not a complete compilation of everything built at Marinette Marine during those years.
Click Here to view photos from a year between 2000 & 2012
News Flash ... (LCS-3) USS Fort Worth Was Launched Dec. 4, 2010. Launch ceremonies began at 10 a.m. at Marinette Marine. The ship hit the water shortly after 11:30 a.m. CST. The Fort Worth is the sister ship to the (LCS-1) USS Freedom, which was launched on Sept. 23, 2006. This is the second LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) constructed for the U.S. Navy by the shipyard.
Click Here to view a 35-second video of the launch of the USS Fort Worth on YouTube
The Tug, Dublin Sea, Departed Marinette Marine On Their "Delivery Run" To K-Sea Transportation On Nov. 3, 2009.
Click Here To Go To Photos Of the Tug AND It's Barge, DBL-185, Which Was Built By Marinette Marine's Sister Shipyard, Bay Shipbuilding, in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
January 2009: The new sign at the entrance to Marinette Marine now reads "Marinette Marine Corporation ... a Fincantieri Company"
Oct. 24, 2008 - The USS Freedom departed Marinette Marine early in the morning heading out past Menominee North Pier Lighthouse around 8 a.m. (CDT).
Click Here to go to a slideshow of the Oct. 24 departure.
Aug. 18, 2008 - Veterans Park in Milwaukee, WI has been chosen as the site for the Nov. 8, 2008 commissioning ceremony of the USS Freedom (LCS-1).
Aug. 4, 2008 - Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilder, has signed an agreement to acquire the Manitowoc Marine Group, from its parent company, The Manitowoc Company, which includes Marinette Marine. Lockheed Martin Corporation, the main contractor on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program, has agreed to be a minority investor with Fincantieri in the acquisition proposal.
July 28, 2008 - USS Freedom (LCS-1) departed Marinette Marine around 2 p.m. on Monday for the start of Sea Trials. Click Here to go to the photos.
This gallery will be presented in a chronological order (as I took the photos, not the dates the ships were either launched or put into service) by year. Click your Browser's "Back" button to return to this page.