US Navy commissions littoral combat ship Tulsa

US Navy commissions littoral combat ship Tulsa US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob I. Allison

The littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Tulsa was commissioned in a ceremony in San Francisco on Saturday, February 16.

The vessel is the second US Navy ship to be named for Tulsa, the second-largest city in Oklahoma.

USS Tulsa is the navy’s 15th LCS and the eighth of the Independence-class ships built by Austal USA. It is slated to transit to San Diego to join Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1 and eight other LCS currently homeported in San Diego.

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