USS Little Rock

February 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
Montreal (WBEN) - Seven weeks after the formal commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS9 in Buffalo, the ship remains stuck in Montreal and the crew is making the most of the delay that Mother Nature has dealt them. Routine ship repairs and daily checks are made to ensure the safety of the ship and...
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January 05, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Montreal (WBEN) - The newly commissioned USS Little Rock LCS9 Navy ship remains in Montreal, Quebec nearly three weeks after its commissioning in Buffalo. The ship left Buffalo December 20th. WBEN received a message from the ship saying,:"We are still in Montreal but doing well. We have experienced...
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December 16, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Canalside Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the order delivered by LCS9 sponsor Janee Bonner, The USS Little Rock was formally commissioned into the U.S, Navy Saturday as 8,500 shivering onlookers gathered at Canalside alongside the new ship and her old namesake in permanent residence at the Buffalo...
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Dave Debo
December 15, 2017 - 10:23 am
(WBEN) At his work station in the defense controls division at Moog Inc. in East Aurora, machinist Clayton Bennet has been showing off a 1960-era yearbook this past week, featuring his father's time aboard the first USS Little Rock. It includes a group picture of his dad and the sailors he served...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
by Brendan Keany BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following 18 months of preparation, the USS Little Rock LCS 9 Commissioning Committee was finally able to officially welcome the commanding officers and crew of the USS Little Rock LCS 9. The warship arrived to Canalside at 9 a.m. on Monday, with Congressman...
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December 04, 2017 - 12:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The U.S. Navy's newest warship, the USS Little Rock LCS9, arrived at Canalside on Monday morning. The Navy combat vessel, which will be on display next to the de-commissioned USS Little Rock until December 16 for the commissioning ceremony, arrived around 9 a.m. with crew...
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Tom Puckett
December 04, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the new Little Rock docks in Buffalo this morning, a member of the original USS Little Rock crew recalls his time some 50 years ago. Steve Chase is a member of the Little Rock Association. He served on the Little Rock from 1963-1966. "We were a second fleet flagship. We did...
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Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park officials are thrilled and prepared for the new USS Little Rock's arrival at Canalside on Monday morning. "This is the first time in the City of Buffalo that a naval vessel is being commissioned," Naval Park Board of Directors Chairman Don...
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