USS Little Rock

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Several men who once served aboard the original U.S.S. Little Rock have come to Buffalo to help give it some repairs and cleanup, in advance of the summer tourist season. They've also loaned their voices to share the Little Rock's story to Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park visitors.

New Navy ship, USS Little Rock, stalled by ice

Jan 23, 2018

The USS Little Rock, a Navy ship that was commissioned in Buffalo in December, is still waiting for a clear path to the ocean. And it may be mid-March before the ship can leave Montreal, where it waits in port.


New Navy ship, USS Little Rock, delayed by repairs and ice

Jan 9, 2018

Recent icy conditions were the cause of concern for fans of the USS Little Rock. The Navy ship was commissioned in Buffalo last month, but has not made it out to sea.


Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

After 17 days at Canalside, the new USS Little Rock LCS-9 has set sail for warmer waters. It left Buffalo's inner harbor Wednesday on its way to the combat ship's home base of Mayport, FL.

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.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

If you think your home's patio deck needs work, think about the deck of a ship that is 610' long or the deck of a submarine that is 312' long. Much of the decks of the vessels at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park are wood and a considerable construction project.

Photo by Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park kicked off its 2017 season Saturday. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the arrival of two of the park's main attractions -- the Little Rock and the Sullivans. The park was established two years later in 1979.

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This Veterans Day holiday, the contractor that has built what will soon become the new USS Little Rock is hoping to build excitement for what will be the first-ever commissioning of a Naval vessel next to its decommissioned counterpart.


Dan Almasi/WBFO News

The original USS Little Rock has been a key waterfront attraction since arriving in Buffalo shortly after being decommissioned in 1976. Next June, the new USS Little Rock will visit Buffalo’s inner harbor to be commissioned alongside its namesake.

USS Little Rock Commissioning Committee

An historic event is in the works for the USS. Little Rock at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.

WBFO News file photo

A group of more than 100 teenagers gathered at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for some extensive training over the past week.

53 people become U.S. citizens in Buffalo ceremony

Jun 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

They came from more than two dozen nations around the world. Following a Thursday morning ceremony at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, 53 people are now officially citizens of the United States of America.