(KCEN) -- It was a day that was years in the making for the city of Fort Worth.
The first-ever USS Fort Worth officially joined the US Navy Saturday.
The excitement brought more than three-thousand people to Galveston's Pier 21.
It's longer than a football field and can launch special forces remote control aircraft and submarines.
It can operate in either shallow waters or the deep sea.
The vessel was also built for speed accelerating from 0 to 50 in just 90 seconds.
Commander of the USS Fort Worth Randy Blankenship says, "It's a plug and play, USB type of ship, and its just awesome to be able to do those kind of things."
Comander Warren Cupps says they're still learning how it's going to fit into the fleet.
He says it's on the cutting edge and they're still trailblazing that much like Fort Worth trailblazed the west.