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Two Littoral Combat Ships Named

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February 14, 2018

File photo: Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) in December 2017 (U.S. Navy Photo by Anthony N. Hilkowski)

File photo: Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) in December 2017 (U.S. Navy Photo by Anthony N. Hilkowski)

The U.S. Navy’s next two Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), announced Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer.

 
The future USS Nantucket (LCS 27), a Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship to be built by Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis., will be the third commissioned U.S. Navy ship to honor the maritime history of Nantucket.
 
The future USS Savannah (LCS 28), an Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship to be built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., is the sixth ship to bear the name of Georgia’s oldest city.
 
LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship, designed to meet validated fleet requirements for surface warfare (SUW), antisubmarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasures (MCM) missions in the littoral region. An interchangeable mission package is embarked on each LCS and provides the primary mission systems in one of these warfare areas.
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