Friday, December 05, 2008

Globe Covers USS Freedom's Arrival

Navy's newest ship to visit Boston
By Globe Staff
The old and the new will be in sharp contrast today when the Navy’s newest commissioned warship cruises into Boston Harbor and docks at Pier 1 of the Charlestown Navy Yard. It will be in front of the Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution.
The USS Freedom was commissioned Nov. 8 in Milwaukee. It is a littoral combat ship designed for coastal missions. The Navy says the boat is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and can operate in water less than 20 feet deep.
The ship will be open to the public for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors must obtain a ticket from the ship before boarding, the Navy said in a statement.
The ship is expected to pass Castle Island at 8:15 and arrive at the dock at 9:30.

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