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December 6, 2010 Article

MARINETTE, Wis. (WTAQ) - With the champagne being cracked across the bow, Marinette Marine launched its latest ship for the U.S. Navy.

After 20 months on land, the 380-foot, 3,000 ton USS Fort Worth has finally found its home on the water.

December 6, 2010 Article

MARINETTE, Wis., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Some 60 civic and business leaders from Forth Worth, Texas, braved Wisconsin weather for the launching of the first Navy ship named for the city, they said.

The launching of the USS Fort Worth at the Marinette Marine shipyards marked the first time a military vessel will bear the city's name, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday.

December 6, 2010 Article

By Nathan Phelps

MARINETTE — With a thud that could be felt through the ground, the newly christened Fort Worth hit the Menominee River on Saturday as the warship was launched at Marinette Marine Corp.  

December 6, 2010 Article

Marinette - A new warship called the USS Fort Worth was christened in northeast Wisconsin and launched into the Menominee River with a tremendous splash Saturday.

Minutes before the launch, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) christened the ship in the time-honored tradition - by smashing a bottle of champagne across its bow.

December 6, 2010 Article

Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger christened the USS Fort Worth in northern Wisconsin Saturday by smashing a bottle of champagne across its bow. Then, the new littoral combat ship was launched into the Menominee River. The ship was built at Marinette Marine as part of a major defense contract.

November 29, 2010 Article

By Chris Vaughn

FORT WORTH -- The countdown for the champagne-bashing has begun.

Next Saturday, on the banks of the Menominee River north of Green Bay, Wis., U.S. Rep. Kay Granger will swing a bottle of bubbly against the bow of what will become the USS Fort Worth, the first time a Navy warship will have ever borne this prairie city's name.

November 29, 2010 Article

By Angela K. Brown

 FORT WORTH – Marine Cpl. Zach Briseno jokes that he's taller since returning from Iraq – although he's most grateful that the prosthetic legs that add several inches to his height allow him to chase after his 5-year-old son.

November 10, 2010 Article


Special to the Star-Telegram

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October 18, 2010 Article

Fort Worth gets long-sought funds to unclog rail intersection

After years of fits and starts, the U.S. Transportation Department awarded Fort Worth a $34 million grant Friday to upgrade the Tower 55 rail intersection near downtown.