On September 10, 2021 the Lone Sailor Statue was unveiled at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and will be moved outdoors this year. The statue pays tribute to the men and women who have served, are currently serving, or will serve in the U.S. Navy. There are 17 replicas around the world and Cleveland marks the 18th unveiling. As we continue to remember BICEN+10 throughout 2023, the Lone Sailor Statue re-dedication in 2023 on the Cleveland Lake Front will be one of the highlights we celebrate this year.
THE USS CLEVELAND The USS CLEVELAND (LCS 31) is a Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship currently being built in Marinette, Wisconsin. This is the fourth Navy ship to be named Cleveland. The LCS 31 is 378 feet long with a beam of 57 feet and displacement of 3500 metric tons. The ships draft of 13ft will allow her to travel in the western basin of Lake Erie. Top speed is 47 knots and a range of 3,500 miles ensures some amazing capabilities. The ship is due to be commissioned in September 2024. The future USS Cleveland will be operating out of Mayport, Florida. The vessel has been assigned hull number 31. The total assigned to this command will be about 150 Sailors.