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CLEVELAND (Oct. 8, 2018) Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly announces the naming of the future littoral combat ship USS Cleveland on behalf of Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. The announcement was held at the USS Cod submarine in Cleveland’s downtown area. The Secretary of the Navy is the sole entity with authority to approve the naming of new ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Dietrick/Released)

Our Vision

To support positive civil-military relations by creating and maintaining a strong, meaningful, and direct bond between citizens of northeast Ohio and the crew of USS Cleveland (LCS 31).

Our Mission

To send USS Cleveland to the Fleet with the greatest start possible, to support the ship and crew throughout her service life, and to welcome her home to Cleveland at the completion of her Naval service.

NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2009) The Sailors attached to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) handling lines to get the ship underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jhi Scott/Released)
CLEVELAND (Nov. 14, 2008) Members of the Cleveland High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cross the brow to start their tour aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1). Freedom is the first of two littoral combat ships designed to operate in shallow water environments to counter threats in coastal regions and will make other port calls as the ship continues to Naval Amphibious Bass Little Creek, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix/Released)


From the Keel Laying in Phase I and Service Life in Phase II, the USS Cleveland (LCS 31) is ultimately envisioned to be brought home to Cleveland to become a floating museum and memorial in Phase III.

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