SAN DIEGO - A ship built in Marinette and commissioned in Texas has reached its home port in California.
The USS Fort Worth is the U.S. Navy's third littoral combat ship and the second to be built at Marinette Marine. It arrived in port in San Diego Thursday after being commissioned Sept. 22 in Galveston, Texas. The maiden voyage took the Fort Worth 9,500 miles, according to the Navy.
Navy officials say the Fort Worth is now officially a part of the Navy's Pacific Fleet. It can travel in depths of less than 20 feet and travel faster than 40 knots.
- Photos: USS Fort Worth arrives in San Diego
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Marinette Marine has a contract for 10 more littoral combat ships. The ship currently under construction, the future USS Milwaukee, is scheduled for completion in 2014. In total, the shipyard is expected to employ 2,100 people through the contract.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.