DETROIT (WWJ) – Congratulations, Detroit! The U.S. Navy has decided to name a ship in the city’s honor.

The USS Detroit, along with the USS Milwaukee, are part of the Navy’s plan, approved by Congress last year, to buy 20 advanced combat ships.

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Ten ships are being purchased from a nearby Wisconsin company, Marinette Marine Corp., located along the Michigan-Wisconsin border.

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The 378 foot-long USS Detroit will travel at an average speed of 40 knots, or about 46 miles per hour.

The USS Detroit will be the nation’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship, a small ship that will be used for operations close to shorelines.

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The Navy said the ship will be the seventh to bear the name Detroit. The last ship to bear the name was taken out of commission six years ago.