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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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Vice Adm. Willy Hilarides: Navy to Modify Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ships will undergo a set of design and engineering updates as part of the platform’s long-term development following the completion of the Freedom (LCS 1) and Independence (LCS 2) vessels, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Kris Osborn writes that the branch is implementing up to 12 major modifications for the LCS platforms, citing comments by Vice …

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