US Navy Independence-class LCS to be named after South Dakota’s capital

USS Independence Image: US Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Kontodiakos USS Independence

The US Navy’s LCS 38 is slated to be named Pierre in honour of the capital city of South Dakota.

The vessel, which is the second American warship to bear the name, will be built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.

The future USS Pierre is the 19th Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 35th LCS overall to be ordered by the US Navy.

Last modified onTuesday, 12 February 2019 13:30

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