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Independence-Class LCS-34 to be Named USS Augusta

The U.S. Navy named a Independence-class littoral combat ship after the capital city of Maine. The future USS Augusta (LCS-34) will be constructed at the Austal USA facility in Mobile, Ala., and is the sixth naval ship to carry the name, the Navy said Thursday. "I am pleased that a future ship will carry on that tradition of service by bearing the name and history of their great capital city," said Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy.

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Navy Concludes Future USS Cincinnati Acceptance Tests

The U.S. Navy has completed acceptance trials of the 10th Independence-variant littoral combat ship. LCS 20 or the future USS Cincinnati underwent performance evaluations of its propulsion plant, ship-handling and auxiliary systems last Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Navy Plans to Field Two Hull Designs Replacing Aging Auxiliary Ships

The U.S. Navy plans to deploy two different hull designs to replace the service’s auxiliary ships that are about to be phased out, USNI News reported Wednesday. Last year, the Navy sought industry input on a common design to succeed its sealift ships, command-and-control ship, hospital ship, aviation logistics ship and submarine tender as part of the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform program.

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Navy Sets Date for LCS 22 Christening

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the LCS 22 or the future USS Kansas City littoral combat ship this Saturday in Mobile, Ala. Tracy Davidson, wife of Adm. Philip Davidson who leads the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, will perform the christening as sponsor of the latest Independence variant LCS, the Navy said Thursday.

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Navy Commissions USS Manchester in Portsmouth, N.H.

The U.S. Navy has commissioned the USS Manchester, or LCS 14, at a ceremony Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H., USNI News reported Monday. The addition of the newest Independence-class littoral combat ship raises the Navy’s LCS count to 12. The Austal USA-built ship departed from its maker’s Alabama shipyard on May 5 for the ceremony. Adm. …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Unveils 3 New Vessel Names

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the names of three vessels that include the first ship of a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines, a John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler and a commercial-based catamaran. The Defense Department said Wednesday the first SSBN vessel will be dubbed as USS Columbia while the John Lewis-class …

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Navy to Commission USS Montgomery Independence-Class LCS; Ray Mabus Comments

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship designed to support operations in near-shore and open-ocean environments. The service branch said Thursday it will hold the USS Montgomery commissioning activity Sept. 10 in Mobile, Alabama. “The commissioning of USS Montgomery is not only a celebration of the partnership we share with …

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