US Navy christens littoral combat ship Canberra

US Navy christens littoral combat ship Canberra

Photo: Austal

The US Navy christened the future littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Canberra in a ceremony on Saturday, June 5.

The LCS is the second US Navy vessel to be named after Australia’s capital city and the 15th Independence-class LCS to be built by Austal USA. Once completed, it will have a length of 418 feet (127.4 metres), a beam of 104 feet (31.6 metres), a draught of 14 feet (2.7 metres), and a speed of 43 knots.

The future Canberra is currently undergoing fitting out. Following commissioning, it will be homeported in San Diego, California, along with its other Independence-class sisters.

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