CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The USS Charleston was commissioned Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina.
More than 5,000 people came out to watch the USS Charleston get commissioned into the U.S. Navy.
Senator Tim Scott delivered the principal address at the Charleston Harbor.
This is Charleston’s sixth namesake ship, with the previous ships bearing the name having been decommissioned.
The USS Charleston will operate as a mine warfare ship which can detect and destroy mines.
The U.S. Navy says that the commission of a U.S. warship is the most significant event in the life of a ship.
The ship’s 72-man crew says that they are ready to set sail and serve our nation.