Keel laid for US Navy littoral combat ship Canberra

Austal USA laid the keel of the future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Canberra on Tuesday, March 10.

The 15th Independence-class LCS will also be the second US Navy ship to be named after Australia’s capital city. It will have a length of 127 metres, a speed of 40 knots, and accommodations for 40 core crew and 35 other personnel.

The future Canberra will be homeported at Naval Base San Diego along with its other Independence-class sisters.

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