US Navy's Third Littoral Combat Ship Commissioned for Service

Press Release
Sunday, September 23, 2012
'USS Fort Worth Commissioning: Photo credit Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin-led team's second Littoral Combat Ship, 'USS Fort Worth' (LCS 3) commissioned by U.S. Navy in Galveston, Texas.

USS Fort Worth, the second of the Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in May and was delivered to the U.S. Navy in June, two months ahead of schedule.

"Today's global security challenges demand new and improved solutions, and the Littoral Combat Ship represents the innovation that is needed to respond to this dynamic environment," said Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO.  "We are incredibly proud of the men and women on our team who helped design and build Fort Worth and honored to serve those that will rely on this ship to support U.S. security goals."

Now formally commissioned, Fort Worth will transit to its homeport in San Diego, Calif., where it will be integrated into the fleet and the industry-Navy team will conduct additional program testing and crew training.  

The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team includes ship builder Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), a Fincantieri company, and naval architect Gibbs & Cox, as well as hundreds of teammates worldwide.

Milwaukee (LCS 5) and Detroit (LCS 7) are under construction at MMC's shipyard. Little Rock (LCS 9) and Sioux City (LCS 11) were awarded in March 2012 and are in the early stages of procuring long-lead materials.



 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

ClassNK Approves Fillet Welding Consumable

Classification society ClassNK announced that it has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to

Damen Lays Keel for Indonesian Naval Frigate

In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony has taken place on April 16,

Offshore Service Vessels Design Innovation

It could be argued that no other sector of the maritime market has experienced a design innovation revolution quite like the Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) market.

Navy

UN Seeks Sanctions Waiver to Ship Arms to Mali

The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East

US Navy Vessel Heads Home Following Fire

U.S. Fleet Forces announced late Monday that USS Hue City (CG 66) would return to her homeport of Mayport, Fla. on her own power following a fire that occurred April 14.

Pirates Approach Tanker in Bab El Mandeb

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) has advised that on or about 12:30 UTC on 14 April, the Master of an oil tanker reported being approached by a white-blue skiff in position 12.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2847 sec (4 req/sec)