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Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in the coastal water battlespace. A fast, maneuverable and networked surface combatant, the LCS provides the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions close to the shore such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare...


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First Littoral Combat Ship to Deploy in March...

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Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on July 28, 2014 at 6:42pm

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March 10. 2014

Welcome to San Diego! USS CORONADO (LCS 4) makes her homeport arrival...

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on February 25, 2014 at 8:24am

PCU Detroit Unveils Official Crest During Ceremony...

Story Number: NNS140222-01Release Date: 2/22/2014 9:10:00 AM
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The future Freedom-class littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Detroit (LCS 7) unveiled its official crest during a ceremony at Mariner's Park on board Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 21.

The ship's First Class Petty Officer Association was in charge of unveiling the crest and explaining its symbolism during the ceremony.

"The background quartering is a partial depiction of the flag of the city of Detroit," said Electrician's Mate 1st Class Mishon Syon. "The winged tire recalls Detroit's long-time connection to the automotive industry."

Cmdr. Michael Wohnhaas, commanding officer PCU Detroit, spoke about how the crew came up with the idea for the crest.

"We wanted to create a crest that would pay tribute to the great city of Detroit and the ship and crew that bares its name," said Wohnhaas. "We feel we accomplished the task."

Wohnhaas said a crest unveiling ceremony was also held in the city of Detroit the same day.

"None of this would be possible without the talent of the First Class Petty Officer Association," said Wohnhaas. "Their ideas will live on in the crest long after we've all transferred or retired."

Before ending his speech, Wohnhaas updated the crew on the status of the ship.

"Detroit is about 60 percent complete, with most of our superstructure in place," said Wohnhaas. "The name 'Detroit' is now proudly displayed across the stern doors."

Detroit, the sixth warship named after the city, is currently under construction in Marinette, Wis. A keel-laying ceremony was held November 2012 and the ship is expected to join the fleet in 2016.

LCS vessels were designed to be high-speed, shallow draft, multi-mission ships capable of operating independently or with an associated strike group. They are designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in coastal waters.

A fast, maneuverable, and networked surface combatant, LCS provides the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as surface warfare, mine warfare and anti-submarine warfare.


 

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on February 9, 2014 at 10:21am

Wanna tour an LCS? You'll get a chance to next week in San Diego!

USS Independence Open for Public Ship Tours

As part of local community outreach efforts, the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) will be available for public tours in San Diego Feb. 12-13.

Independence is scheduled to moor at the B Street Pier Cruise Terminal, and will open for ship tours Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (final visitor in line by 3:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (final visitor in line by 11:30 a.m.)

Visitors will get an up-close look at the modern warship, her motivated Sailors, and their role in supporting U.S. national security. Independence is the first ship of the LCS Independence-variant and has a crew of approximately 40 Sailors.

LCS are high-speed, shallow draft multi-mission ships designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. They are designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in coastal waters. A fast, maneuverable, and networked surface combatant, LCS provides the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as surface warfare, mine warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on January 8, 2014 at 8:00am

B'sNukemom&dad(Proto Hold BS) yeah I had no idea they side launch these LCS's I'm very impressed!

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM on January 7, 2014 at 10:58am

Wow Gary - I watched the USS Milwaukee side launch - it scared me! I've never seen anything like that and I can honestly say I thought it was going over!  That's incredible how far that thing leans....is that normally how it happens? Pretty impressive.....

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on January 6, 2014 at 6:21pm

Navy: Freedom LCS Conducted More Than Training Missions in South China Se...

USS Freedom (LCS-1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 13, 2013.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on December 18, 2013 at 5:01pm

Wow!

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on November 30, 2013 at 11:56am

131126-N-JN664-024 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2013) - The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts a passing exercise with the Bangladesh Navy ship BNS Somudro Joy (F-28) Freedom is transiting the Pacific Ocean as the ship return to its homeport in San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on August 29, 2013 at 1:44pm
 

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