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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