BELOIT, WIS, (WIFR) -- A new US Navy ship is being named after one stateline city that houses a company that's been supplying engines for battleships since World War II.
The newest littoral combat ship will be called the USS Beloit to honor the city's contributions to the navy and the country's national security. The ship will be built at the Ficantieri Marinette marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The ship will be made with equipment made from Fairbanks Morse, the same company that helped manufacture 16-hundred engines for World War II.
“This is not just snapping together things with screwdrivers, right? This is fabricating everything from start all the way to test. That's the reason the navy trusts us because they can come in and see and they know very experienced and skilled hands are working these engines,” said president of Fairbanks Morse Deepak Navnith.