Wow! I can’t believe it actually stayed afloat. If this is how they always launch new ships, then I am surprised they don’t tip over more often than not. Anyway, when you see it several times, it is actually a very satisfying image. Littoral Combat Ship 19, the future USS St. Louis, was christened and launched on December 15, 2018 in Wisconsin. The ships looks amazing perched on the holders. And it is almost unbelievable that they always land the right way in the water. I am sure they’ve done the math and it is all planned. But it still doesn’t lessen the magnificence of the event.