VP Biden visits warship built in Wisconsin

CREATED Jul. 28, 2013

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  • The U.S.S. Freedom was built by Marinette Marine and is designed to function in shallow water. Video by wtmj.com

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 SINGAPORE - Vice President Joe Biden made time during a trip abroad to visit a new military ship built right here in Wisconsin.

Biden says the U.S.S. Freedom represents an "incredible and increasing part of our Navy's capacity."

Marinette Marine built the ship, which is designed to operate in shallow waters. The U.S.S. Freedom is on its maiden deployment to southeast Asia.

Biden also thanked the sailors on board the ship for their service.