12/10/2018- LCS 19 has left the building. The future USS St Louis was transferred out of the construction bay and to the riverfront at Fincantieri Marinette Marine last week in preparation for her christening ceremony and launch. That’s expected to take place this Saturday, December 15th. The ship’s sponsor is Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, wife of Andy Taylor who is the chairman of Enterprise Holdings, the largest private company in St. Louis. Broadhurst Taylor is also the daughter of a former Air Force general and her father-in-law served as a Navy pilot on the USS Enterprise. LCS 19 is the seventh ship to bear the USS St. Louis name.