LCS-9

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

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

Eileen Koteras Elibol / WBFO News

The USS Little Rock LCS-9 is now in service to the United States. After months of anticipation, the Navy's newest warship was formally commissioned Saturday at Buffalo's Canalside.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

9,000 tickets have been distributed for the new USS Little Rock’s commissioning ceremony on Saturday. That will mean long lines, wait times, and tight security in cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to attend.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The future USS Little Rock LCS-9 has been a special guest of honor along Buffalo's waterfront since arriving Dec. 4. The highly-anticipated and historic commissioning ceremony will be held on Saturday morning. On Thursday, the crew of the future Little Rock put in a busy day, both on and off the ship.

Eileen Elibol / WNED|WBFO

The Caledonia bagpipers were on the Central Wharf Monday for the official reception to the harbor for LCS-9, with the name "Little Rock" just barely visible on the stern. The U.S. Navy's newest ship is finally docked at Canalside, readying for a first-of-its-type commissioning, next to its much larger predecessor.

The new USS Little Rock arrives in Buffalo

Dec 4, 2017
Eileen Elibol / WNED|WBFO

The long-anticipated arrival of the new USS Little Rock finally came Monday morning, as the littoral combat ship arrived in the Buffalo River. The ship was greeted by hundreds of civilians and saluted by docents who stood aboard the ship's decommissioned elder counterpart.


Lockheed Martin

Although tickets to the December 16 commissioning ceremony for the new USS Little Rock in Buffalo are all taken, there are still opportunities to get a close view of the Navy's new vessel at Canalside. But be ready to undergo security screening if you visit Canalside in the days leading up to the big event.

U.S. Navy

People thinking about getting tickets for next month's commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS-9 have missed the boat. The event's organizers have suspended ticket registration. 

Angelica Morrison / WBFO News

The USS Little Rock LCS 9 Commissioning Committee announced the details of the arrival and commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS-9 Friday morning at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

U.S. Navy

It has been a long time coming and the tentative date has moved a few times, but we now have confirmation that the new USS Little Rock will be commissioned alongside its namesake at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on December 16.

USS Little Rock might be commissioned in December

Sep 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin

After extensive planning and discussion, the U.S. Navy could be close to commissioning the new USS Little Rock littoral combat ship in downtown Buffalo.