USS Little Rock to leave Buffalo with remembrance of namesake

Dec 18, 2017

The newly commissioned U.S.S. Little Rock LCS 9 will be carrying out its duties with a bit of history from his namesake.

On Monday, the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park presented the crew of the new $440 million Little Rock with three silver place settings that were originally housed and used on the U.S.S. Little Rock CLG-4.

These place settings will be the only part of the decommissioned Little Rock that will be on the newest LCS-9. The three settings will be displayed in the Ward Room, the Chief’s Mess and a display case for the general crew.

The LCS 9 is scheduled to leave Buffalo Wednesday at 8 a.m. From here, the ship will travel to what will be its U.S. Naval base, Mayport, FL.