In November of 2015 Underwater Construction Corporation (UCC) was contracted to perform subsurface inspections on the recently commissioned U.S. Navy’s USS Milwaukee. “It was suiting for UCC to perform the scheduled inspection when the ship was in downtown Milwaukee for the commissioning ceremony,” according to Nick Stathakis, UCC Midwest Sales and Business Development Manager. “Our Milwaukee office performed the inspection utilizing all local divers from the area.” Inspection divers followed in house procedures and requirements set forth by UCC’s Ship Maintenance Division headquartered in Essex, CT.

The USS Milwaukee was built by Marinette Marine Corporation, part of Fincantieri Marine Group in Marinette Wisconsin where UCC is the primary marine and diving vendor for the ship yards and dry docks. “Milwaukee is a vessel built in Wisconsin, named for a city in Wisconsin, and will be commissioned here in Wisconsin,” said Chuck Goddard, President of a Marinette Marine.

The Milwaukee is a Freedom-Class Littoral Combat Ship displacing 3,400 tons with a length of 389 feet. She will be crewed with 98 sailors.

It was an honor for UCC to carry out the inspections for the US Navy and wanted to thank all parties involved for this great opportunity.

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