Preparations underway for USS Milwaukee

CREATED Feb 11, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Dignitaries including the governor, mayor and county executive were on hand at Discovery World Tuesday morning to kick off a year-long celebration and preparation for the USS Milwaukee.

While the combat ship won't be commissioned until spring 2015, it will be forward-deployed to Singapore and will operate throughout the Western Pacific. The ship will be outfitted with updated technology - to hunt for submarines, underwater mines and any other surface threats.

The ship is 390 feet long and will be capable of speeds up to 40 knots - much faster than your average destroyer. Samara Sodos explains.

Watch the above video for more.