USS Beloit christening to be momentous day

USS Beloit christening to be momentous day Main Photo

6 May 2022

Source:  Beloit Daily News

MARINETTE, Wis.— Beloit will have a special day in its long history come Saturday, May 7, when the USS Beloit is christened and will begin its first voyages.

The U.S. Navy ship will be christened during a ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine with city officials, area veterans and state and national dignitaries expected to attend.

Fairbanks Morse Defense, a main defense contractor based in Beloit, has built engines for naval vessels for the U.S. Navy for nearly 100 years, and because of this long-standing relationship with the Beloit manufacturer and the community of Beloit, it was decided to name the newest naval vessel after the community of Beloit.

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