New USS Little Rock leaves Buffalo, sails to Florida

Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 14:22:18-05

Say 'bon voyage' to the USS Little Rock!

The littoral combat ship will sail to the Naval Station in Mayport, Florida.

We streamed the ship's departure earlier today. Check it out: 

The USS Little Rock LCS 9 arrived in Buffalo on Monday, December 4th. According to a Naval Park representative, nearly 8,500 people packed Canalside on Saturday, December 16th for the official commissioning ceremony.

"It will be bittersweet to watch this majestic ship leave our inner harbor after more than two years of planning and preparation. It was a privilege and honor to play role in this historic event," said Maurice Naylon, the Commissioning Committee Chairman.

Our Chris DiMaria took viewers on a tour of the new USS Little Rock earlier this month. Take a look here.