U.S. Navy to Commission Future Littoral Combat Ship Savannah

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U.S. Navy to Commission Future Littoral Combat Ship Savannah
USS Savannah (LCS 28)

The U.S. Navy will commission the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) as the newest Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) on Saturday, Feb. 5, in Brunswick, Georgia.

The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom and the Independence, designed and built by two industry teams. Lockheed Martin leads the Freedom variant team, or odd-numbered hulls, constructed in Marinette, Wisconsin. Austal USA leads the Independence variant team in Mobile, Alabama for LCS 2 and the subsequent even-numbered hulls.

Savannah is the 14th Independence variant LCS and the sixth ship to bear its name. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments. The platform is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control and deterrence.

USS Savannah will homeport at Naval Base San Diego, California.

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