Favourite photos of 2013 #3: Launch of PCU USS Forth Worth (LCS-3)

101204-N-0000X-003 MARINETTE, Wis. (Dec. 4, 2010) The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) is launched into the Menominee River during a christening ceremony for the navy’s third littoral combat ship. Fort Worth will continue to undergo outfitting and testing at Marinette Marine before delivery to the Navy in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) slides into Lake Michigan during christening ceremony

131218-N-EW716-001 MARINETTE, Wis. (Dec. 18, 2013) The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Milwaukee (LCS 5) slides into Lake Michigan during a christening ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

USS North Dakota (SSN 784) christening ceremony, 2 Nov 2013

131102-N-SF554-009 GROTON, Conn (Nov. 2, 2013) Pre-Commissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) sits moored at the graving dock of General Dynamics Electric Boat prior to its christening ceremony in Groton, Conn., Nov. 2. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine and is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2014. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. j.g. Phillip Chitty/Released)