New USS Little Rock Commission in Buffalo, New York

It was an exciting few weeks at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park as the new USS Little Rock was commissioned right here in Buffalo, NY. The new USS Little Rock’s commissioning beside the former USS Little Rock represents the first time in the Navy’s 242 years that a new ship enters the fleet beside its namesake. According to The Buffalo News, “Around 8,500 people were at Canalside to watch the ceremony,” which took place on December 16, 2017.

The crowd at Canalside for the USS Little Rock LCS-9 Commissioning Ceremony.

 

Below are some links to local news and articles plus a few photos from the Commissioning:

TITLE: Come aboard the U.S.S. Little Rock
SOURCE: WKBW Buffalo
AUTHOR: Chris DiMaria
DATE: December, 14th 2017
See the original article at WKBW Buffalo

TITLE: Final preps for USS Little Rock Commissioning
SOURCE: WIVB
AUTHOR: Jordan Williams
DATE: December, 14th 2017
See the original article at WIVB

TITLE: An inside look at the USS Little Rock
SOURCE: WIVB
DATE: December, 14th 2017
See the original article at WIVB

TITLE: Silver Presented to USS Little Rock LCS9
SOURCE: WBEN
AUTHOR: Mike Baggerman
DATE: December, 18th 2017
See the original article at WBEN

TITLE: New USS Little Rock makes history at Canalside
SOURCE: The Buffalo News
AUTHOR: Lou Michel
DATE: December, 16th 2017
See the original article at The Buffalo News

TITLE: New USS Little Rock departs Buffalo, embarks on journey to Florida
SOURCE: The Buffalo News
AUTHOR: Lou Michel
DATE: December, 20th 2017
See the original article at The Buffalo News

TITLE: Livestream of USS Little Rock LCS-9 Commissioning
SOURCE: WNYmedia Network
DATE: December, 16th 2017
See the livestream video at WNYmedia Network