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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was given the honor of naming this new Littoral Combat Ship "USS Manchester" in recognition of Manchester, New Hampshire.

“The naming of USS Manchester is a tremendous honor for the city of Manchester and a testament to the incredible work carried out by New Hampshire’s men and women who serve in uniform,” said Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee. “The Queen City of New Hampshire, Manchester is an economic engine of Northern New England and a vibrant, innovative hub for the Granite State. Congratulations to Manchester on this wonderful honor.”

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) applauded the U.S. Navy's announcement that it will name a new littoral combat ship the U.S.S. Manchester, after the City of Manchester, New Hampshire. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus personally informed Senator Ayotte of the decision during a phone call earlier today.

"The Navy's decision is a great honor for the City of Manchester, and it reflects the significant contributions that New Hampshire citizens have made to the Navy," said Senator Ayotte, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"As New Hampshire's largest city and a major contributor to our state's economy, Manchester also has a long tradition of serving as a home to generations of hard-working Granite Staters. The people of Manchester - and all New Hampshire residents - should be very proud of this honor."

The USS Manchester LCS 14 is the second ship to be named after the Queen City.

The first, CL 83, wa a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy, laid down 25 September 1944 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts.

CL 83 was launched 5 March 1946, sponsored by Mrs. Ernest J. Gladu and commissioned 29 October 1946, Capt. Peter G. Hale in command.

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