Navy names newest littoral combat ship USS St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The Navy announced the name of the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be USS St. Louis. The 388-foot long ship will be the seventh ship to bear the name.

Secretary Of The Navy Ray Mabus conducted a naming ceremony at St. Louis' Soldiers Memorial Military Museum Friday.  The LCS is constructed by Lockheed Martin and designed for flexibility in missions close to shore.

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